A better method to explain hoof picking?

So I teach riding programme from time to time. Mostly they are serious begineers, never been on a horse since.

Recently this question come up again: How do you know how the horses hoof should look when its picked out? How do you know the V is there?

I relay them that all horses foot are shaped pretty much the same and that they adjectives have a V next to a smaller V.

In general, they don't go and get it. I understand the shock of hurting the horse with the hoof pick, but I am confused as how to explain what the hoof should look close to.

I normally hold them work at it, and then I finish it past its sell-by date, little hands can't hold up foot very long.
Answers: Show them a picture of a verbs horses hoof and explain that that is the result they want to finale up with.

Demonstrate the technique of starting at the backbone of the hoof, where the wall meet the heel, and drawing down towards the center front of the hoof to clear the frog. Then, if the horse is shod, run the pick around the inside of the shoe to clear the rest of the muck.
Do you have a horse nearby with you? Show them on one foot how to like lightning clean the hoof (ie show them short telling them) afterwards show them the clean hoof. Then step to the next hoof and show them how to pick at it. When I first intellectual it took a while for me to get down, and I didn't fully become conscious how to pick hooves until I had a horse of my own, so simply make sure they own the concept down...it's one of those things that takes plentifully of practice! As for the V, I can't think of a better approach to describe it...maybe you should freshly emphasize seeing that most of the time the dirt and unwanted items in the hoof looks different than the hoof, and that while the V is soft, the rest is tricky and you can't hurt it easily.


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