03-02-2009, 10:08 PM
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Don't worry about the farrier. =) He/she would most likely rather mess with a squirrely 8 month old than a 2 year old that stands perfect but now has a myriad of problems to fix. You might be suprised at how well a foal will do for a farrier even if they aren't so great for you (we just get really good at convincing horses that we aren't so bad-it's our JOB!). If you ever have another foal, you should consider having it trimmed from a couple of weeks after birth on, as most farriers will work with you on prices, and that's the BEST time for ensuring future soundness by preventing funky leg angles and excess growth, plus, the foal accepts it as just another part of life and is much less likely to object.