Back feet

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by Neesi, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Neesi

    Neesi New Member

    I've starting working on a clydie cross, the owner has let me know that he's got a bit of a problem with picking up his back feet, he seems scared when she does it.
    I spent about an hour today picking up his back feet and holding them for a few second but after a few seconds he will put them down again.. He doesn't seem scared when I pick them up, just doesn't want to keep it up for any length of time.
    Wondering if anyone has any tips on what his problem may be, is this him being lazy? Not being able to balance himself properly? And if he is worried about his feet being picked up, how overcome his fear?
    Should I just continue as I am, asking him to pick it up, over and over with a break after about fifteen minutes.. ? Should I be picking up his foot and making him hold it up for me?
    Any tips would be great...

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