I was thinking of getting one of those hoof stands that will hold the hoof in either position while you are trimming. I have a regular hoof stand right now, but sometimes when my back is really hurting I wish I had something to hold the hoof up -- especially the back hooves, as it puts my back in a worse angle somehow. But the front hooves too, when it really hurts.
I think if I ever start trimming the horse full time, I would get stronger. But the older I get, I wonder about getting one of those stands. Does anyone have opinions or recommendations? Right now, I just rasp a little between visits from the real trimmer. Sometimes I actually have to nip off a bit.