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post #1 of 10 Old 08-09-2020, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend farrier stand

Can I get some recommendations for a farrier stand? I see a lot online but I don't have any idea how to sort out quality from not so much. A particular product would be best, but even a good brand would be good. I have no idea where to start.

A "must" for me is a farrier stand that is either short or adjustable. Teddy cannot bring one of his legs forward onto a standard height stand.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-09-2020, 03:15 PM
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My husband likes the Hoof Jack I bought him years ago. Its adjustable and comes with the toe stand and hoof cradle. If you dont want to spend the money on the Hoof Jack brand I think there are some cheaper knock offs.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-09-2020, 03:16 PM
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I'm fixing to use a car jack - the kind with the pyram7d base and adjustable riser. My son is making a plate with square stock welded so it slips over the top and a cradle so we can use it either way. I'll pad the cradle which will be just a piece of rectangular plate curved up
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 11:05 AM
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We have the High Country Plastics (deceiving name as the stand itself is metal, but the brand usually makes plastic products) and we LOVE it! Very adjustable, works for 14.1 hand Stitch and 16.2 hand Comet! Has both the post and the cradle top and is very sturdy. It's much cheaper ($100 vs $200) than the Hoof Jack products which are also very nice!
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 11:10 AM
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We have a Hoof Jack

Its a really good tool.

https://www.anvilbrand.com/products/...SABEgJ89_D_BwE
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 11:47 AM
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My neighbor sells used horsey stuff, and I was lucky to find a set of farrier tools including a Hoof Jack stand, 6 rasps, 2 hoof trimmers, a clincher (I will never use it), a bunch of other stuff I gave away, and a leather farrier's apron for $100. Florida is a good place for getting inexpensive finds because people retire there . . . and then they get older and give up their hobbies. I imagine Texas is like that too.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 06:31 PM
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I'm using the tough-1 hoof stand.

Pros: Wide base allows me to stand on the base to keep it more stable
Magnets for holding tools
good grip on the cup part that holds the hoof
Price

Cons: Magnet fell out, but since it's a magnet it still stays on, but sometimes goes along with the tools rather than staying on the stand
The cup drops down to expose the post which I didn't like
With the cup and post thing being how it is I feel like it should be more adjustable than it is, sometimes I want to go lower and I cant.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 06:57 PM
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I'm fixing to use a car jack - the kind with the pyram7d base and adjustable riser. My son is making a plate with square stock welded so it slips over the top and a cradle so we can use it either way. I'll pad the cradle which will be just a piece of rectangular plate curved up
I made mine out of a car jack stand also. I welded a round 3/8" thick plate on the bottom tripod legs. The top on mine is a round cap about 2 1/2" in dia. Like Qtr said it is easily adjust for the height needed adjusting by moving a pin to the height you want. Best part it was very cheap, not too heavy, yet bottom heavy so it doesn't turnover easily.
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 08:17 PM
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Thanks @ksbowman ! I never thought about adding a plate to the bottom. As it is being used primarily for a draft that would make it even more stable. I have a plate for the hooves and the cradle for knees.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-10-2020, 08:36 PM
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I've got an older Hoof It that is good quality but I can't recommend it. The peg extends up through the cradle, Each piece is adjustable but you really have to crank down on the clamp to get the peg to hold in place. It looks like the newer Hoof It stands have gone to a one piece combination peg and cradle which should address my problem so it should be a non issue. Also my Hoof It does not have a magnet to hold tools like the more expensive Hoof Jack brand does.
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