Usually the farrier can still work on the horse. When the feet are tended to the leg isn't flexed exactly the way a vet would of course -- but, it's a flexion nonetheless. Not all sore horses have a cow right when their leg is flexed. There's a reason why vets don't just do a flexion for 5 seconds.
Anyway how often does a horse react and it's put down to the horse being somewhat uncooperative? A lot of the time.
Last edited by grayarabpony; Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM.