Balance or Stubborness?
I have recently bought a 9 month cob foal and with this being my first foal im a little unsure how to go about this.
Im pretty sure that before I had him he wasnt treated so well. He loves fuss and attention, the only thing is he cant/wont pick his feet up. Ive tried all the methods but it seems to me that he simply just cant balance very well. He either buckles or wobbles so when you put his foot down he crosses his feet in an attempt to steady himself. He knows that when I tap his foot he needs to pick it up and he does try so I dont think its stubborness. Sometimes he stumbles a little on stoney surfaces too.
Is this normal for a foal his age? If so is there anything I can do to help him learn to balance? If its not normal does anyone know a likely cause?
Thanks in advance xx