I can totally relate to the way this foal has been raised....it's pretty par for the course for ranch babies. They're usually out on acres and acres of pasture, so their feet are usually similar to wild horses until they are caught while being trained to halter (usually a week or so) and they're brought into a smaller lot. I've looked at the ranch horses (adults) that don't get their feet trimmed ever, and I will admit, there are a couple that get a little long (not bad though) but some of them are literally exactly the way I try to trim my horse's feet...they just naturally wear like a mustang having to walk miles and miles to get to water, and meandering around the prairie. I'm always in awe of how good their feet seem to be, when I struggle along with my horses' feet, trimming religiously. I do feel that the ranches that raise foals like this should put more effort into a good deworming, supplementation and vaccination schedule (as well as working with them more...I'd much rather teach a 500 lb. horse to lift it's feet vs. a 1000 lb horse), but this is how many run their programs.