Being Picky

Okay. One last thing on feet (for now…)

So many of our beginner students are afraid to clean the horse’s feet. Some are simply afraid to be that close to the hooves. Of course, they always gain confidence the more often they do it.

But many are afraid that the tool they are using might hurt the horse’s feet. This makes them so tentative about cleaning the feet and that often means that they leave a lot of muck and debris behind.

I think I mention this more than once in the video but I’ll say it again here…If you can hurt your horse’s foot with a hoof pick, you already have a problem. If you’re not sure why your horse flinches, you should get your farrier or vet to assess things as soon as possible.