Horse Hoof Model - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wendover, NV
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
Horse Hoof Model

I am interested in becoming a farrier, focusing on barefoot work. Unfortunately in my area, being an aporentice is unlikely. As of right now, I am.reading as many books and watching as many videos as I can. I know this won't get me the experience I need, but its a start until I move in a few months.

Someone mentioned to me that there is a model I can buy online. It is a fake horse hoof that has similar textures to a real hoof. It can be trimmed with farrier tools as easily as a real hoof. From my google searches, I can't find what he was talking about.

Have any of you ever heard of that? I think it would be a great way to start. I wouldn't have to worry about harming a horse, and it is good practice until I move and can become an apprentice farrier :P
Posted via Mobile Device
Jalter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 01:06 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,694
• Horses: 3
Actually I think the hooves that are used for practise are from slaughter houses.
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wendover, NV
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
Meh :( well, there's gotta be a synthetic version, right?
Posted via Mobile Device
Jalter is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 01:29 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
Everything I've ever seen is from cadavers. Kind of a one time use either way....
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,156
• Horses: 0
Yeah, I too have only seen real ones. After all, a plastic model wouldn't be worth much if you trimmed it - could only use it once anyway. You can buy freeze dried & varnished cadaver hooves & legs, sagittal sections, dissections, etc. These are great educational pieces. If you want to practice your trimming on something you can't hurt, getting forelegs from the knackers is a good idea. Wrap the leg in a plastic bag & duct tape, leaving the hoof protruding for trimming. If you're strapped for cash(freeze dried is expensive) you can also dry your own cadavers. I've done this, first & then periodically soaking them in metho, to kill bugs & help them dry, then once completely dry, you can varnish. The knackers has band saws, so they can do sagittal & other cuts too.
loosie is online now  
post #6 of 11 Old 05-24-2013, 04:29 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,101
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jalter View Post
I am interested in becoming a farrier, focusing on barefoot work. Unfortunately in my area, being an aporentice is unlikely. As of right now, I am.reading as many books and watching as many videos as I can. I know this won't get me the experience I need, but its a start until I move in a few months.

Someone mentioned to me that there is a model I can buy online. It is a fake horse hoof that has similar textures to a real hoof. It can be trimmed with farrier tools as easily as a real hoof. From my google searches, I can't find what he was talking about.

Have any of you ever heard of that? I think it would be a great way to start. I wouldn't have to worry about harming a horse, and it is good practice until I move and can become an apprentice farrier :P
Posted via Mobile Device

It might be easier to apprentice as it gets hotter. Especially being a helper to a farrier for nothing except learning.
princessfluffybritches is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 05-24-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wendover, NV
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches View Post
It might be easier to apprentice as it gets hotter. Especially being a helper to a farrier for nothing except learning.
I mean it is impossible to be an apprentice in my area. I am 120 miles from the closest town, and in my area, there is only one farrier. From what I have heard, he quit, or is only working with a select few amount of people (the majority of people in this area do not know how to properly care for a horse and refuse to learn - he is tired of dealing with it, I can't blame him there.)
Posted via Mobile Device
Jalter is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 12-31-2016, 12:05 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
Hello,
I have several cadaver legs I froze and had a cut in half. They are all in the freezer (over a year now) and I took one out. Whenever it thaws it still smells, the smell seems to come from the digital cushion. Everything else is pretty dry. How often do you soak in metho spirits? Do you just paint it on or soak the hoof/leg in a bucket? For how long?
And every few weeks?
Do you varnish it once it doesn't smell after a few weeks? I'd like to freeze dry them but don't have access to one so am trying to preserve them the best I can. Thank you so much for any information!
shfarmgirl1 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 12-31-2016, 08:55 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kirkland, Arizona, USA
Posts: 2,907
• Horses: 1
Hello @Jalter

I started reading, watching YouTube videos, buying DVD's, and trimming my own horse 2 1/2 years ago. I've put a lot of time and effort into learning. And I've come a long way, but I'm not there yet in terms of being willing to trim someone else's horse for hire.

If I had it to do over, and was learning with the goal of becoming a professional, I would absolutely, one way or another, on bended knee if necessary, set up some training sessions with a well known and competent farrier/trimmer. Salt Lake City?

I'd try to set it up where I could drive the 120 miles once a month for observing/training. If money was an issue, (when is it not?), I'd try to see if at least part of it could be covered by my work (at something).

The thing is, while you or I might see ourselves as helping a farrier, our questions that would obviously come up and the attention the farrier would obviously need to give to us instead of the client and the horse, would impact his work to some obvious degree.

Never-the-less, if the horses in your area need better attention, it may still possible to find a farrier that cares enough about horses to pick out a client that would not mind you being there and observing (just observing).

Good luck in your endeavor. As I'm sure you have surmised, there is just no substitute for a real live breathing horse.

Hondo gives me his best so I owe him mine.
Hondo is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 12-31-2016, 03:50 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Posts: 1,761
• Horses: 4
Cadaver feet is the best way to learn. If you mess up, the horse doesnt mind and you can disect and really learn the parts and depths etc. However when I first started out, I had nothing. But I had 6 horses of my own and I learned on them. I was lucky in that I have a good natural feel for this type of work and I learn quickly with a good feel for spacial relationships, but I did make mistakes. Luckily I never made a horse lame, (ouchie yes, lame no) and I did actually fix some problems we could not get cleared up under traditional farriery, but that is not the best way to learn. I still had issues I needed help with so I did get a couple mentors down the road which made alot of difference. Id get ahold of some cadaver feet if I could. Rendering plants and large animal removal services would be a good place to start.

Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Trinity3205 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
has anybody heard of a Passier model 100 (old model) freia Horse Tack and Equipment 5 04-24-2012 07:34 AM
Can you horse be a model for me please? PintoTess Art Requests 36 09-01-2011 10:49 PM
Any Model horse enthusiasts?? Kano32 Horse Talk 33 01-04-2011 09:15 AM
Contest! Next Model Horse! KGImages Horse Pictures 33 01-29-2009 04:14 PM
I think my horse could be a model:) dynamite. Horse Pictures 9 10-14-2008 09:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome