Basic Horse Care 101

Hoof Care

Cleaning your horse's hooves everyday is important in order to check for debris, such as small rocks, that can get jammed and cause your horse to go lame. The video below will instruct you on how to properly clean hooves using a tool called a hoof pick.

Hoof Picking Guide:

  • checkmarkStart at left side and face tail
  • checkmarkSlide hand down leg
  • checkmarkPress your weight against leg and squeeze horse's ankle
  • checkmarkHold hoof with left hand and clean with right hand using a hoof pick
  • checkmarkClean around v-shaped "frog" and brush away dirt