Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
My number 1 tip is HAVE PATIENCE. Don't try to be too impatient with him, just give him time to get used to it. #2, pick up his feet often, not just for picking. Every time you think of it, ask to pick up a foot.
When you are asking for a hind, make sure you are beside the horse, not directly behind him. You should be able to lean your shoulder against his hip. Also, it helps you out if you try to pick up from the knee with your inside hand then once the foot is raised move down to the foot.
When I first got Cin, he wouldn't pick up his feet for anything. It took about 2 months of constant diligence before he started really being good with it, so have patience, it's not going to happen over night. Now, two years later, I only have to bend over by his leg and he picks up that foot. It's kind of irritating though when you want to put his boots on him, LOL.