Im new here but would like some advice on my new rescue pony.
I got him 3 weeks ago. He was going for meat until I eventually decided to take him on at the last min (couldnt let the poor thing go to the meat man!). I have been told he is 2 but I believe he maybe a little younger. Anyways he was in a pretty bad state and nervous around people and has been passed from person to person. I have got him to the point of him trusting me a little for instance following me around the yard, letting me approach him without backing away, taking his rug on and off, stroking various parts of his body and he seems to be opening up. Even though I have had him a short while I have managed to get him to pick his front feet up which he would not do the first day I got him but when I moved to his back end I hadnt even as much as put a finger on him when he decided to lash out. I left it at that because I do not want to put to much pressure on him as I think he is doing well at the moment and believe this is a minor problem but his feet could do with a trim so really looking at anybody with any advice on how to get him to trust me with his back legs without being kicked so I can get the farrier down. Sorry about the rant but I have never had to deal with a kicking horse before all mine have been superstars with their feet but thanks in advance and any advice is welcome