Originally Posted by Tnavas
How experienced are you? I ask as many novice owners have this problem. Be bold and commanding when you go to pick up the foot. Think "You will pick your foot up NOW" often it is just the handler being a bit cautious about picking up feet.
I always say "Hold Up" to my horses as I pick the foot up. You can first try squeezing the fetlock joint - if that doesn't work pinch between the cannon bone and tendon, if that fails then twist the chestnut. Do you have a riding instructor that maybe could give you a 'ground work lesson'
I've been riding/raising horses for 11 years. This is the one mare I've ever had a problem getting to pick up her feet. I've tried squeezing her chesnut but all she does is swing around and bite me. Getting an instructor up here would be more hassel and money that I'd rather not spend (we live way up in the hills).