My friend Jessica had just finished a natural hoof care course of study and she trimmed Red. I loved watching her work, it reminded me of a dance - the natural hoofcare ballet.
Red stands absolutely relaxed when his hoofs are trimmed. He used to fight, rearing and kicking, when I had him in shoes. It was frightening. As he came to trust me, he would stand (carrots helped) still, but not calm. He remained very tense. I'm glad I listened.
While I trim both my horses, I can't recommend Jessica enough. She has an amazing eye for balance and an affinity for horses.
My camera is broken, I can't find my old one, and I'm in my poorest time of the year. This means serious picture taking withdrawls. I've got to try to borrow a camera until pay day.