Originally Posted by Delregans Way
Not good about the feet! I don't know how some people can leave there horses feet for that long! It makes me sick! To sqeel like a pig, that means pain, or he is scared or feels threatin. Weird one, so he has never done anything like that before??
Sweetypie im glad you like mi name lol I love it too!!
he has had feet picked up before and is sensitive in all of them but I think the last time his feet were properly dealt with was by the farrier that cut them too short. That was a little over 12 months ago. We are waiting for the farrier but because of the flu he is only doing two horses a day so he can change cars, clothes, shower etc so the waiting list is getting long.
I figured it was pain too cause of the squeal. I don't think he was frightened by anything around him cause there was nothing else.
He has struck out once that I know of but that was at a stray cattle dog who was barking at his heels.
Im worried about the farrier cause I can see it being an interesting situation. If he didnt like what my hubby was doing I can't see him enjoying the farriers visit too much.
Any tips for dealing with this? I have never had a horse who kicks so this is kinda new territory for me. Being that he is 17.2hh im betting those kicks would really pack a punch so an intimidation factor is starting to come into play but I know I can't let that get to us. Grrrr stupid people that don't look after their horses and then when someone does that get all the issues from the last people.