My new-to-me horse is getting a barefoot trim next week, and I wanted to know what I can do to prepare her feet and make the job easier for the farrier.
Right now the conditions around here are wet and very muddy, and they have been for a couple months. I've been treating her for thrush for a couple weeks with some success. It's very hard to beat when she goes right back into the mud after I clean her feet.
Should I scrub them out with soapy water, rinse, and dry with a towel? Leave them just picked and brushed out without washing or rinsing? Make them spotless? Any other ideas?