He uses his feet to start and to end this movement. Each step starts from the feet and ends with the feet. Hooves are moved by different muscles, but it’s the hoof that allows the movement and connects your horse with the ground that is giving the support for the whole body to realize the movement.
When feet are abandoned by the awareness due to stress, wrong movement patterns and shoeing the whole movement becomes unaware, awkward and “empty”.
The first step to support your horse to expand his awareness of the feet is to release all tensions cumulated in his hooves. Good trimming and keeping your horse barefoot with enough movement and a proper diet is fundamental here. But we can take it even further…
How? By expanding awareness of the horse’s feet in Calmness.