My husband has been working on having Faran pick up all four hooves to have them cleaned out and he has improved a lot. He still feels the need to have his opposite side up against a fence or tree, but his balance is improving. It won't be long before he's able to pick up his hooves and stand out in the open. :)
Since the farrier was due we did a practice session with him last week and he did awesome. He still was occasionally pulling away, but I really think it's all a balance issue (when he feels off balance he panics and jumps away) because today when our trimmer did it she was using a hoof stand which apparently made him feel a lot more stable because he never pulled away or panicked. :D I'm so proud of him. His hooves still have a long way to go since they were so neglected before we got him, but they have improved a lot. I think this trim will make him feel a lot better because the long, long toes are finally gone. We're increasing his minerals and I think that will help the cracks and crumbly wall, especially once we start exercising him more. He needs exercise and stimulation to build a strong hoof.
Anyway I didn't get video or pictures of today, but I did get video from our practice session last week. Check it out . . .
I'll get photos of his hooves tomorrow to show you the improvement. I wish I had remembered to get before shots though. :( Oh well, you can use your imagination lol.
Chrome did great also! I'm finally noticing a difference in his behavior since we got him gelded and he's maturing. I love my colt! Anyway I'll post pictures of hooves tomorrow and I'll post about the books I got with Chrome's gift cards (for placing in Mango Minster 2012) soon too. I've already read one and a half out of three books and I've only have them three days lol.