While we were gone, Tex lost a shoe. Our horse sitter found the shoe and put it in the barn. I sent the farrier a text and to let him know -- and also suggested that he come out after we returned home since Tex might be difficult to catch.
When the farrier arrived, Brett moved Flash into the barn. When Tex is left alone in the pasture without his buddy Flash (goats don't count as company, in his mind), Tex becomes very motivated to be caught so he can join Flash. Brett typically does not have any trouble catching Tex anymore (Tex knows that Brett always has cookies on his person), but it is an extra measure ensuring success.
Our farrier gets along very well with Tex. He is calm and kind, and Tex stands quietly for his shoeing. The farrier knows Tex's trust issues and has spent time showing Tex that he understands. So, when the farrier asked Brett if he could try catching Tex, Brett gave him a handful of cookies and sent him to the pasture.
Tex said no. Tex didn't run away but he stayed at a safe distance, circling and refusing to let the farrier approach. After a few minutes, Brett went into the pasture and took the halter. Tex was fine with Brett approaching and slipping on the halter -- which made Brett happy. A year ago, that wouldn't have been the case.
So, Tex has become almost a pocket pony with me and he trusts Brett -- but that is clearly as far as it goes. Its good to know.