One of my horses is hard to trim.
How can I get him to stand nicely for trimming? He stands for picking his hooves out and just checking them over, but not for trimming. Could he be more sensitive to the vibrations of the file?
Contact this fellow and let him know you'd like to buy a copy of his training DVD specific to this topic. He's worked rank horses all over the country with this kind of problem and achieved a solid success record. Bruce B. Matthews APF CJF II - American Association of Professional Farriers
If you're interested in hosting a clinic, Bruce is usually willing to travel to most areas to provide onsite training and demonstrations. His fees are very reasonable. Bruce is fairly near you so that would dramatically reduce travel costs.
These Arabs had not been handled by anyone for more than ten years. Basically left to roam free on a large farm. It took three people about half an hour just to get a rope on them.
Bruce had the horses standing quietly for a trim in about 20 minutes. Clinic was hosted at my facility in Ohio.
Once settled, the horse allowed a number of clinic attendees to work on him. The fellow in the stripped shirt is Rick Burton, AFA CJF, Guild RJF from Illinois and one of the people I've been fortunate enough to work with.
This draft and his sibling were a farriers nightmare. Any prior work was done while tied up in stocks. Bruce had both drafts standing quietly in about ten minutes. Again, several audience members were able to take turns trimming the horse.
Rick Burton, AFA CFJ, tries his hand on one of the big heavies.
Bruce instructs Danvers Child, CJF and AFA National Certification Examiner from Foxtail Forge in Indiana.
Horse owners and farriers, listening to Bruce while he works a rank horse in the arena.
Lest anyone perceives me of some shoeing bias, the brunette in the foreground is Denise McLane from Columbus, Ohio. She's an unusually talented and respected barefoot trimmer.
Matt Kornegy, AFA CF from West Virginia, sitting behind her. The redhead in the background is April Raine of Equidesis fame.
When you talk with Bruce, tell him I said hello.