So my colt had his first experience with my new farrier today. And he had a total melt down. He just shut down and started panicking when he was told to put his hoof on the stand, he was great about getting his feet handled, but decided the hoof stand was a monster. Its a problem we've been having with him, he gets confused, and goes into a meltdown. Flinging himself, rearing, and even flipping himself over backwards. He's fine one minute, gets asked to do something he doesn't quite understand, and he just freaks out.
The farrier promptly asked if he was an Impressive foal. Which he is. He's a great-great grandson. The farrier said this is standard Impressive foal behavior. He says they have meltdowns frequently and his son, who trains says about 90% of the Impressive foals he's dealt with our the same way.
I've heard this before. Any truth to it?