Sorry I didn't update about the trim sooner. Above is the only picture I managed to get because the sounds my camera makes were disturbing Faran. I didn't have time after the trim to get any pictures either. What we determined during this trim is that Faran has been trimmed before because he was familiar with the tools, but it's been a looooooooong loooooooong time since he's been trimmed.
My farrier took some time to introduce herself to him and then introduced him to all of the equipment. Then she asked him to pick up a front hoof. He did exactly what he does when we try to mess with his hooves. He dances away from you until he's gets up next to the fence and can't go anywhere. Then he stands really still. Eventually he gives his hoof, but at any time he feels claustrophobic and tries to get away . . .
So we're going to have to do a TON of clicker training with him to get him calm about having his feet handled. I actually don't think he has a problem with his feet, I think it's a space issue. He's had it so drilled into his head to stay away from humans (chasing him away in the round pen) that he doesn't like when we stand next to his body (although he's perfectly fine for grooming and scratches). His major claustrophobia makes me seriously think he's been trimmed in stocks before . . . I'm just guessing though.
So she managed to get the walls down and balanced on his front hooves, but wasn't able to really rasp them so they still look awful, but at least he's bearing weight where he should now. With his rear hooves she basically just worked on picking them up, waiting for him to release and letting him have it back. We'll work hard the next four weeks to get him comfortable having his hooves handled and hopefully she can make better progress next time. I was a little disappointed we couldn't so more, but taking it slow is better than rushing to get the job done and leaving him even more afraid than before.
I'll post pictures when I can. I've trimmed hooves before and know how to use a rasp so I'll clean them up as he allows me to so maybe I can get some nice pictures soon. Wish us luck! Faran is a big boy to be dancing around like a ballerina lol.