Is it okay to sand down chestnuts as Zoeys one's on her front legs are getting long and when I try to peel them off the whole thing wants to come off. They are healthy and kinda soft so it's not that they aren't healthy.
I do the same thing gunslinger suggested. When I'm grooming, if I notice it's getting time to trim back the chestnuts, I'll smear some Vaseline on them. The next day they peel right off and the horses don't seem to mind.
I usually peel off my horse's chestnuts a little bit at a time, so they never get extremely long. I'm very picky in that way, haha! But, I've never had a horse show any sign of pain towards taking them off--I'd do what a few others suggested, and put vaseline on them before taking them off a day later. C: