LC - you will work through the feet issues. My old guy was never a problem, but at 20, he has some arthritis in his hind end and he will not tolerate the farrier for his hind end, he kicks out pretty good. He could stand for a trim, but his hooves are not great and he really can't go barefoot, so we are having to sedate him with Dormosedan, which is an oral sedative that we can administer. Have done it the last 3 shoeings and its working great for him. I know you won't need it, but thought I would share for others.
Excited to be going to Equine Affaire in MA tomorrow and Friday - hope I learn some things and don't buy too much horsey stuff!