Ok, so I recently bought a 5yrold registered Haflinger for only $300. a great deal. He has a great attitude, always following me around, and seems like a fast learner. I've had him for about 2 weeks now, and have started working on his groundmanners. He isn't broke, and is pretty much a clean slate. All his former owners really did with him was teach him how to lead, but he definately has some space issues. So anyway, he's kinda my project horse. I've done 3 others like this, and worked with them until they were broke, could sidepass, and i had taken them to a few shows also, just to get them used to all the noise and trafficking. ( is that how you spell that? lol ) Then I would sell them for much more than i sold them for. I really enjoy doing it, and have learned a lot from each one that i have trained. However, I seem to be having a little problem with this new one, and its about his feet. I've worked with him till his frontfeet are fine when you pick them up, but his back ones are not good at all! I've tried picking them up with a lead rope, since he kicks out when you try and pick it up, and tried baby steps, but nothing seems to be working. As soon as he feels the signal to pick up his back feet, he kicks out. His last owners said that they put him in an ear twitch whenever the farrier came, so he's never really had the proper training. it also made him ear shy, but he's already feeling comfortable when i mess with his ears. Any suggestions? i'd really appreciate it. Thanks!