Thanks for all the encouragement!
*Learn how to trim hoofs *
I would do this but at the moment I'm already in school and don't have the time or money to put myself through school to learn. Plus I feel he really shouldn't act this way in the first place so I don't want to fuel the bad habit.
*You can also tap the hoof while your holding it with the side of the hoofpick, just so it's a bit different. *
Thanks for the suggestion! That will be a good idea for when I decide to put shoes on him. Right now he is barefoot but I'll start doing this!
*Over time we changed farriers etc and one of htem knew how to get her respect and 3 visits later she was pretty much over her tricks and has been fine since. *
Thanks for this encouragement! Cobalt just really likes to test so I'm hoping things will get better after a couple trims. Toward the end of the trim he was behaving very well, but the begining was horrid.