We have an old donkey, his feet are really bad. Part of the reason is its hard to get a farrier to come out and its also hard to restrain him to do a god job. Does anyone have any suggestions about restraint? We've tried him in a chute, tied with a halter and a few ropes to hold the foot; and also on his side pinned down. Is there anything I can do to trim them up on my own? I used to trim our goat's feet when we had them and also know a little about cattle trimming, but they probably aren't very similar. He seems to get around fine (he's with our Angus in the pasture) and doesn't seem to be in pain but there's no way to really know and they look terrible.