Scaredy-Horse! Need tips for handling hooves. . .
I'm hoping that I can get some imput/advice/ideas for getting my big draft cross gelding to accept having his feet handled. I've had him for a few months, and have made a bit of progress by just petting/scratching his legs, lower and lower until he seems uncomfortable, and then going back to his shoulder and starting again.
He has obviously had a traumatic experience in the past- he is terrified of having his feet handled.
I have made progress, but there is still a long way to go, and unfortunately, he needs his feet trimmed REALLY badly!
So, any advice for more rapid progress is certainly welcome!