Ok, i tried to take some pictures of how i do my horse's hooves, but unfortunately I'm camera illiterate and couldn't get the flash off and the batteries were dying so i was just snapping away as fast as i could. Anyways, I hope the pictures come out in order! 1.--->what I started with 2,3.--> After I wirebrushed in the washrack ( gets all the dirt off) 4.---> Sanded down (this is what makes the hooves shiney..the more you sand, the shinier they'll be) 5.---> After boot polish ( once buffered up, will make a 'dimensional' look, and it's great for 2-toned hooves) 6,7.--> POLISH! The hooves are actually shiney, like a mirror but the flash ruined it. Note: I used CLEAR polish only, but you could use BLACK on solid black hooves. Also, If you have something rude to say about the process, please refrain from doing so. Enjoy! The whole process took about 20 minutes.