While C was getting his stuff ready, I brushed him out and picked his hooves before the work started.
He stood like an angel other than not wanting to keep his hind left up for a minute but he got over it and did well.
It was incredible how much he trimmed. The hooves have grown so fast.
Once he was all done I took him for a walk around the front and did some work. Got him to trot/canter with me leading him a few times. Got the trot down but need to work on the lope. Let him graze for awhile as Spirit was starting to calm down a bit and C started working on him!
First things first-Spirit needed a trim, obviously. Got him trimmed which he did a lot better with than the shoeing, but still bad.
We ended up having to tie him to do the rest. Got the two fronts shoed and going to keep the backs barefoot unless we need to shoe them as well. At the end, he was already walking better.
On another note, while mom was talking to C about everything, prices mostly, I took Spirit back in the barn for some groundwork. Did some backing, walking, following and stopping. He has a fear of crops so I took one out and just ran it across his body so he relaxed a bit. By the end he was much calmer!
Don't get me wrong, he has good ground manners, but he is pushy. Have to work on that!!
Picking up the saddle tomorrow. Yippee!