Frustrations with feet...
During lunch today I have my new farrier trim Cobalt for the first time. I've been working with Cobalt diligently on his feet. I pick them up and hold them like a farrier would, hold them for long periods of time... ect. But when the farrier came to do his feet he was rotten! He kept tryign to dance away, and was pulling his feet away... a 20 min trim took 2x as long. Cobalt has a tendency to do this with anyone new working with him and its extremely frustrating.
New training plan:
Most of the time when I work w/ him I tie him up, but now I think I'll have my bf hold him for me and visa versa, I'll hold and he can pick them up.
I'm just at a loss if this doesn't work because he doesn't really misbehave with me and most of the time not with my bf. If this doesn't work, anyone else have any suggestions?
Mercury - 2002 bay tb gelding
Cobalt - 2006 bay sw warmblood x QH gelding
Cricket- 1996 chestnut tb gelding
Bella Blues - 2007 Australian shepher/Blue heeler mix
Titan W. - 2008 Jack Russell Terrier