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Re: [RC] Vet phobia - Lysane Cree

Well, I've been getting different people to work
around my filly, since I am the only one that handles
her for any length of time and none of those people
had any problems. Sure, she was watching them, but no
fit as when the vet arrived. The man purposely
approached her quickly, and petted her abruptly and
she didn't do anything except eyeball him. A big
difference from the rearing and jumping back when the
vet did the same thing. The farrier is coming next
week so I'll see how she behaves this time around, but
she has never given him any major problems, other than
the occasional stuff like trying  to pull her leg
away. But she does that to me too sometimes, her last
effort at resistance :) She doesn't get her leg away
so then she stands still.
So I am more convinced now that it is really a "vet
phobia" rather than a man or woman phobia. As was
mentioned the medicinal smell may be the trigger - the
thing that differentiates the vet from other
I will try wearing  the coveralls with all kinds of
smells (medicine, dogs, rubbing alcohol, other horses)
on it over the weekend and see how she reacts.

and Mae West Holliday

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