What do you use a hoof knife for?
Hoof trimming is key for good hoof health, and hoof knives are one of the most essential tools to use for this upkeep. Every horse owner should have a good hoof knife for trimming away loose and dried out sole or ragged frogs between visits to the farrier.
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 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.
What are hoof nippers?
Hoof Nippers are part of the complete hoof solution, necessary to maintain your horse’s hooves and imitate the natural wear and tear of a horse in the wild. The Hoof Nippers help shape and carve the hoof to create that same solution in today’s modern equine environment, as natural conditions previously performed.
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.
How do you secure a goat for hoof trimming?
The most important thing to do when conducting goat hoof trimming is it to make sure they are secure and unable to move. Putting the goat on a milk stand or grooming stand is very helpful. If one of those is not an option, a snug collar, a strong lead rope or leash, and a solid structure to tie the animal to will work.