I agree, atleast he tried, and when it didn't work, offered an option that kept you all safe, and got a job that definitely needed to be done, done for now.
Now in the next 4-6 weeks the trainer can hopefully get his feet and legs desensitized and handled well enough for the horse to have his feet done right next time. He is a young horse, so he will learn quickly.
And I also wonder, will he be gelded?
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."