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hoofjack hoof stand

A hoof stand holds up a horse’s feet so you don’t have to!

Using a hoof stand when trimming your horse’s feet can save you time, energy, and wear and tear on your arms, legs, and back.

How do I use a hoof stand?

Use the links below to watch hoof stand how-to videos:

Watch a video about hoof trimming using a Hoofjack hoof stand.

Download hoof stand how-to videos or request a free DVD by mail from Hoofjack.

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Arnica montana botanical illustration

Arnica montana

(updated 07-24-10)

Use these skin-soothing body wash and liniment recipes on your horse (or yourself) after exercise – to remove sweat, to tone skin, and to treat bruising, sprains, or pulled or sore muscles.

Post-workout Skin and Muscle Soother Body Wash

1/2 cup dried flowers Calendula officinalis or Arnica montana
Quart jar of water
1 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tbsp liquid dish soap
Few drops lime, lavender, rosemary, or peppermint essential oil

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ingredients for moisturizing hoof spray

Use these supplies to mix your own moisturizing hoof disinfectant spray.

This gentle, simple formula for a moisturizing spray disinfects, deodorizes, and softens a horse’s hooves prior to trimming.  Helps treat and prevent thrush.  May also be used as a wound cleanser.

What You’ll Need:

8 oz trigger spray bottle

6 oz bottle of glycerin

2 oz bottle of tea tree oil

Dropper top

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sorel snowlion boot
Sorel Snowlion Snow Boot (

These bad boys are marketed as snow boots, but they make killer winter muck boots as well.  I’ve worn them for an hour or two of barn chores, every day through one and a half winters so far, and they have reliably kept my feet comfortably warm and dry even on the coldest, soggiest days.

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