As I suspected, Marley was really wary of Jake when he walked up with everything. It took a minute for him to take everything in and realize that Jake wasn't going to jump on him. When he went to pick up Marley's feet, he scooted sideways a little bit but then relaxed and stood calmly.
While it didn't go as smoothly as a domestic horse standing for the farrier, it really went incredibly well, and in the end I think it was a positive experience for Marley. I want to thank Jake for being so patient and taking the time to work with Marley rather than expecting anything out of him. I think each trim will be easier and easier, and I'm really excited that his feet are starting to take shape a little bit.
|"I'm sorry I was scared, would you like a back rub now that we're friends?"|
|Marley's feet are so tough! I guess that's how he survived in that rocky landscape!|
|Before the trim... Look at those long toes!|
|Hanging out in turn out while I clean his stall|
|I know, it has nothing to do with Marley but isn't he the cutest?|