What is the purpose of a hoof knife?
A well trimmed hoof is key for good hoof health, and a hoof knife is one of the most essential tools to have for hoof trimming. A good hoof knife is necessary for trimming away loose and dried out sole and cleaning up ragged frogs.
How do you use a hoof knife on a goat?
When using a hoof knife, always cut away from the goat and yourself. The sole should be trimmed down in thin slices until the heel, sole and wall form a flat surface upon which the goat should stand at a correct angle of about 45o. Stop trimming as soon as the sole begins to appear a pinkish color.
What is a farrier’s knife used for?
A knife used for paring the hoof ready for fitting a new horseshoe. A distinctive feature is the hooked end on the steel blade.
Which tool is used to remove surplus growth from the hoof wall?
Farrier nippers Nippers are used to remove the surplus growth of the hoof wall. Several sizes are available: 12, 14, 15 and 16-inch nippers are used where more leverage is needed on dry hoofs and on draft horses; 12-inch nippers can be used on show horses, racehorses and foals and those with weak hand strength.
What are hoof rasps?
Rasps, Knives & Hoof Picks Farrier rasps, hoof picks, and farrier knives take the strain and hard work out of cleaning your horses’ hooves. Hoof rasps allow for forceful but controlled hoof removal.