Fatty McButterpants: Issue I
As indicated in my post in the critique section, the haffy I am leasing has a few issues. As far as right now goes, I'm not sure which needs to be addressed more immediately; I haven't made a list as of yet, but will shortly and then will be addressing more issues. I'll just start with one right off the top of my head.
Fatty has a terrible habit of being difficult when it comes to his feet. Before I started leasing him, his owner wasn't very good about getting his feet trimmed, and the last time it was done, it was done very poorly, and as far as I can tell, Fatty had a bad experience.
The issue is that first, he is very resistant about having his feet picked up. I haven't seen him kick out, but when someone goes to pick up his feet, he wont pick them up, or he'll pick it up, and straighten it out and try to put it down again right away, and if you CAN get him in the right position, he leans.
I've seen people give an elbow to the horses with an issues such as this, but I'd like to think there is an alternative to that.
Suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.