Originally Posted by kendrawrrr
Oops! Sorry I wasn't very clear.. But yeah I wasn't sure what a "chestnut" was..
I was taught that when a horse doesn't pick his feet up on request, you can get him to do it by pinching his chestnut on that leg.
...Probably why I didn't notice Huey's chestnuts getting so huge - he always picks his foot up right away when I run my hand down the back of his leg.
I slathered aquaphor on them yesterday. Today they were absolutely vile - filthy and gummy and black with I-do-not-even-want-to-think-about-it, but one of them had started chunking off. I laid on another slick of that stuff this morning, and rubbed some in to the chestnuts that had peeled off earlier on his front legs.