Thank you Trinity! I will definitely double check that my farrier knows that. I think it was more me relaying the wrong information though.
Both vet school farrier and my farrier suggested he get on a GOOD hoof supplement to help him out. So far I am looking into both Farrier's Formula and Smartpak's Smart hoof Ultra. Anyone have any success from either of those?
Also, I have been working with him on picking up his feet and letting me hold them and he has improved leaps and bounds. He was fantastic about letting the doctors hold up his feet last night (though a slightly bit fidgety) but he hated having his feet stretched out in front of him when it was time to rasp, etc. And he freaked about the shoes.
Everyone was really patient with him and he eventually calmed down, but what are some things I can do to help him work on that particular aspect in between trims? Practice bringing his legs/feet out in front of him in stretches? His old owners would just sedate him, like I said, but I do not plan on ever going that route. He is young, and needs some work, but I don't think we need sedation :/