Picking up the back feet.
My mare is touchy with her back feet, and whenever I try to pick them up, she cow kicks, so I have to stand back. For her front feet, I used a leather strap to hold them up the first few times, but the back work differently. I don't think I would be able to get the strap around her back foot, let alone get it off if it tightens. I was thinking just double up the strap, so I could let go of one end if I need to, she isn't like my last gelding, who would literally fall on top of you if you tried to hold his feet up, but its getting past her cow kicks when you have her foot in your hand. I will try to get a video of it tomorrow. But do you guys know any good tips when working with the back feet? I can brush me feet, and scratch them too, but getting a rope around them, or even when I touch them with a crop or a piece of leather (I was trying to get her used to things around her feet) she jumps around and kicks at it. This is something I am working to get her out of, and it is not a health issue. It is just her being her usual self :roll: And it doesn't help that I have an uber - jealous mare next to her, within kicking range, but I manage with old Top. So, any advice on back feet would be really helpful. Thanks every one!