Join Date: May 2012
Location: middle of nowhere
• Horses: 0
I use a rope so I'm not under them. Just loop the rope around the fetlock in a "U" shape with you holding both ends.. do not dally it! Steady pressure, just keep pulling increasing pressure until they lift the hoof, then hold it for a 2 or 3 count then lower it slowly, repeat, gradually increase the time the hoof is in the air. When they they are lifting it with little pressure begin to tap the horse on the shoulder and point at the hoof you want, just like you were tappping a person on the shoulder to get their attention, then point at the hoof then lift. Never seen it take longer than 3 days and you will literally tap-point grab the hoof. Then soon you will tap-point and catch the hoof as it comes up. It works, or has for me,everytime.
My Vet and Farrier are currently splitting my childeren's inheritance.