Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I don't use a hoof jack coz I can't afford one..lol. I use my thigh and not my knees though, my knees can't handle it.
Also, I've never had my back hurt from timming..at all. I don't bend over unless I'm looking at something in depth, I pretty much sit my butt down and have all my weight in my heels, like a wall-sit exercise.
I like my rasp (very sharp though, gotta watch fingers and check how much you're actually rasping), I'll get the name sometime tomorrow, I have to clear my toolbox out to get to it..which'll take awhile, lol.
ETA-I have the Bellota Raptor, love it. I think it cost me $32 online.
I was also told that nippers are usually necessary. Solely rasping some horses can cause hoof issues with collapsed heels and white lines apparently...not quite sure if I believe it completely, just what a farrier (very good, love the job he does) recently talked to me about.
Also..I'd maybe do all their fronts one day and all their backs the next day, one a day, etc.
With Alahna, I can actually get down on a knee and just set her foot on my leg while I trim her fronts because she knows better. With her backs she still likes to yank, so I usually do those properly and use her to lean back on to make it easier on me, a little trick I learned, lol.
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Last edited by Iseul; 09-01-2013 at 11:29 PM.