Friesian_lover, those were my thoughts too. Plus, you get the added bonus of watching them grow up and really getting to bond with them...I'm glad I went this route.
Right now, he's mastered leading and getting on and off the horse trailer. He's learning how to stand tied in the stall for short periods of time. He's getting better about the clippers too, though he still stands with his nose in his mom's flank for comfort.
The keuring's in September, I'll post more pictures of him then and let you know how he fares:)