Just before I start I would just like to say that I am well aware that you should chose a title a little more descriptive but I wasn't sure what to call it as there are a few things I would like to know. I thought that I would just put that out there so that you know.
Anyway, I have two horses. One of them is an absolute angel and is worth her weight in gold. The other however is called Alfie. He is 15.2 hh and I rescued him after he was abandoned in a field and neglected for many years. He is seriously underweight and his hips and ribs stick out a lot and are clearly visible. He also has an eye infection and the eye is blocked with gunk. He is slowly on his long road to recovery and is improving more every day. However, there are some things which are a bit of a problem. I will start with his hooves. I am unable to pick them out as he doesn't know what to do when I run my hand down him legs and ask for his foot. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can get him to pick his feet up? I tried leaning on his shoulders but as he is a big horse it didn't really do anything.
The second thing is his tack. I have to tack him up in a stable because when I go to put his bridle on him he moves around and spins so I just have to wrestle him to get it on. He is broken and is lovely to ride and I don't want to have to have a wrestling match with him every time I ride and I would like to be able to tack him up out on the yard. I did try once but it just resulted in him escaping. Sorry to drag on put I would love some help if anyone has any advise.