Shoeing a freaked out horse
Hi everyone, I have a young horse who has never been shod before (he doesnt need it as he stays in the field and I don't ride him, I work on leadline) He gets barefoot trimmings. His front foot has developed a vertical crack. My dad's friend does farrier work and he showed him pictures of it from the outside and the inside. It's not into the live part of the foot but its on the wall. The man said that he's going to shoe that foot and trim it, and use a sealer to keep it from spreading any further apart. He said it would be around 3 months for it to grow out again. I'm concerned because my horse isn't used to that kind of foot work, he doesn't like trimmings. I know this guy knows what he's doing, he's great with horses, i'm just worried he'll flip out and hurt people. I guess its the mommy in me (lol). Should I be worried? How do farriers handle these situations?
I know one thing, i'd be more scared for the foot to get serious and cause lameness than I am about him getting a shoe put on. I still dread it. Even if i'm out there it's not going to make him any calmer and it might just upset me so i'm thinking I may need to go in the house to avoid getting upset and let the men do their work...
Thanks for reading
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