He also has a diagnosed 1-2 degree rotation of the coffinbone, as you wrote in another thread, and is currently lame. That means he at least, HAD laminitis at one point, and most probably has a flare- up.
His hoof is inflamed. Or was inflamed not too long ago. And he has been shod with that inflammation in his feet. Hammering an inflamed hoof hurts. Bad. So he associates the heating and shaping the shoe with the pain to come.
HE IS NOT BEING AN A$$ OR STUBBORN OR ARROGANT.
Have you ever had something embedded under your nail? It hurts, doesn't it? Now imagine you had to carry your own weight on that hurting fingernail. And somebody would drive nails in it.
So maybe a little reassurance and a bag full of carrot pieces is in order. Not a twitch or the like..
Last edited by deserthorsewoman; 06-25-2013 at 05:03 PM.