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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:
Buy these books to create an instant starter library if you’re a new horse owner!
Whether you’re new to the horse game, or are returning after a break, these readable, user-friendly books provide a broad base of information on caring for your equine and on safely interacting with him on the ground and from the saddle.
Do hoof supplements really work? Do some work better than others? Which ingredients should I look for?
To find out, read this article from the May 2009 issue of Horse Journal, documenting results from a field trial of 28 hoof supplements:
Trimming hooves is hard work and requires a fair amount of strength, so why not make it easier by treating yourself to a nice, sharp, high-quality rasp? Lower quality rasps cost less, but aren’t very sharp even when new, and quickly get even duller with use.
Which rasp to choose?
I’ve been using Heller Legend 14” hoof rasps for some time, but Bellota, Simonds, and Wood-Miller brands are also excellent quality at reasonable prices – ranging from the Simonds Black Master at around $25 each to the Wood-Miller at around $17. Bellota and Heller Legend rasps are in the middle of the pack, at around $20 each. The higher priced rasps in this group tend to stay sharp through more trims, so you get what you pay for.