I am not sure there is a point to even keep updates here, but I will give it another try. Or maybe I need my journal? Even though I get a lot of pictures here too :P
Anyway, we had farrier day yesterday, Teddy does fantastic, as he has done all his life, Grand is still learning.
Last time 2 months ago, he was trying to kick, fall, not stand and all other things.. but we got his feet trimmer. (no, we could not wait till he was trained to stand as the hooves were breaking badly when we got him)
Then, I cannot train him to give me hind feet alone, as we have nowhere to tie safely at the moment, so we need 2 people, but Teddy's owner always cannot be bothered to work with Grands feet.. and maybe risk getting kicked. Ok, I can understand him, he has to work etc, but its kinda his horse too...
But I worked with complete acceptance of my ruling in this house, Grand follows me like a puppy dog, listens to me, does what I ask. We can rise front legs with a tap of the stick, hind don't work like that yet, but I can touch him with a stick everywhere I want.. there is not a single spot were he will try to shove me away.
So yesterday, at first he said "Nop, leave me alone, I don't want this man near my feet!"
2 seconds later first front leg is up, and everything is happening. The farrier says he holds his legs quite nicely, lets him do the job, and there arent any problems. We put some antibiotics finally in his sore spot on the fetlock, but its almost gone anyway.. so in a few months on a healthy horse such spots heal even when you cannot get the medicine there (cannot get it there because its the blind hindleg and he is a bit wary about pain and people touching it)
So everything is great.
Need to ride today :) and take more pictures