You will need a brush to scrape off the hardened dirt and other debris. The brush you employ no doubt has to be gentle yet still strong enough to get rid of all the dirt we have mentioned. Elderly horses do sustain worse dirt and stains. They hence require stronger brushes to see them through.
Brushes work hand in hand with the soap and the disinfectants. It is these soaps and disinfectants that kill the germs to prevent the same from causing sicknesses and other forms of illnesses. You should be sure to match the disinfectant in question with the kind of menace you are trying to combat.
A dry cloth comes in after you have already cleaned the hooves. It plays the role of eliminating excess water and leaving the washed area dry and clean all the while. This piece of cloth has to be exceedingly clean to prevent the possibility of inflicting the horse with further diseases.
Needless to say, you will have to use water extensively throughout the cleaning process. The water is the one that mixes the disinfectants and takes them wherever they have to be. Insist on only clean and germ-free water. You do not want to aggravate the situation by supplying germs to the hooves.
At the conclusion of the cleaning process, you have to apply some perfumes to add some fragrance to the feet. It is important to use only those perfumes that are certified for use in the horses. Be sparing in your use of these perfumes. Overdoing things may be disastrous to you.
Now you know the tools to use and the tips to adhere to while cleaning the hooves of your horses, right? With that knowledge, we now hope that you can and will surely do a good job on your end. What are you waiting for? Move ahead with haste to do just that!