Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any tips for properly introducing a young horse (2 year old) to the farrier/blacksmith. I have been working with him by picking up his feet, holding them for a period of time. He is pretty good, but sometimes jumps upwards to extract his front foot. As well, I have been picking up his feet and hitting the bottoms so he would get use to the blacksmith nailing on shoes. He is actually pretty good about that part of the lesson.
Are there other things that I should be doing, or is just repeating the above enough. He has two trims already, and overall was pretty good. He does get impatient though and tries to jerk his leg away from the farrier.