So the miniature horse I work with has always been iffy with his feet. He hasn't tried to kick me in a while, but he still hesatates to lift them and hates it when I brush them. He is very impatient and leans all his weight on me, and he is heavy!
I found out that when he was an itty bitty foal, our owner (a less than merciful guy at times) had the farrier flip him on his back and hold him down while they did his feet. Kinda like a calf (yes I know you don't do cow feet but you get what I mean)
Any ideas on how to further him trust with me? How to let him know I'm just cleaning, not going to flip him.