Tips to prepare for farrier.
I have a new to me 8 year old Brabant. She's not mean, I believe she's been manhandles and maybe a little mistreated with her feet, I think her feather must have been treated with something that burned. I say that because, I'll had her a month, I can now spray her legs with fly spray and I can wash and scrub her feathers. My problem now is I cant get her to lift and hold her feet up.
Between the farrier, his helper and I we got the front feet trimmed,( they were 2 inches to long with no cracks, hard as rocks) it was a fight, not mean fight but just a consent tug of war. Shes not mean, just concerned and doesn't understand.
So I have started with a rope and lifting her feet with the rope, she will pick up but immediately step back and put the foot down, and of course I cant hold it up, she's to heavy. I am successful at getting it off the ground but would like be able to keep it up. Im trying to get her prepared for the farrier.
I don't have stocks, so that's out, and I want to be able to pick up feet when we are out and about to check for rocks.
Any suggestions or tips.