Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
picking up the back feet
Ok I have a massive problem, I have been riding for years at a pony club but there we were not allowed to pick up the back feet as a rule to clean them and so now that I own my own horse, well this is embarassing but I don't know how to clean them. I can do that front feet in about 20 second and very confidently but when I have tried and pulled him back feet up, he does it but I just let go coz it feels so wrong I was taught if a horse picks his foot up like that he's going to kick out so its so hard to fight against not moving away and so far I have not been able to succesffuly hold his back hoof up and clean it . Any tips? He does try and pullhis leg back as I've seen some horses do and my friends made him relax it back and cleaned it for me. I just doont know how to get over my fear and do it. He needs them done and I really want to. Any tips, ideas or suggestions for me to learn this simple things :/ please don't give me a lecture either, im honestly trying...
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.