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Hacksaw30/05/2017 16:56:18
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Just been out to trim a horses feet... .angry That's what i do..

It should be done every 6 weeks ideally....this critter was neglected . Here's some of what i cut off.. Dog cleared off with the other bits , but there's enough here to show..img_0188.jpg

by the way... that was off one foot... sadno Top right is a 5/16 tap , bits are 1 1/4 " long...

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Hacksaw30/05/2017 17:06:09
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Apparently, hoof is good for case hardening !   

Hoof is good for case hardening, apparently !

Hoof , apparently ,is good for case hardening !  

Take your pick !

Edited By Hacksaw on 30/05/2017 17:08:28

Ady130/05/2017 17:09:06
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You must have the biggest nail clippers in Britain

Dog cleared off with the other bits

Must be good for chewing. Yum

Edited By Ady1 on 30/05/2017 17:10:44

Howard Lewis30/05/2017 17:17:53
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No! You can see the marks where a hacksaw was used!

Howard

Hacksaw30/05/2017 17:17:55
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My dog will eat it all day long . Other dogs eat it and then puke

Edited By Hacksaw on 30/05/2017 17:25:37

Edited By Hacksaw on 30/05/2017 17:25:57

Neil Wyatt30/05/2017 17:36:30
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Cripes, must have looked like it was wearing Paul Stanley's boots!

How much growth is that?

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Hacksaw30/05/2017 17:47:24
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September last year, could have done with a bandsaw really ,could't I? wink

pgk pgk30/05/2017 17:49:05
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/05/2017 17:36:30:

Cripes, must have looked like it was wearing Paul Stanley's boots!

How much growth is that?

N.

Several small children were found wedged between hoof wall and frog.

Robbo30/05/2017 19:23:51
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Posted by pgk pgk on 30/05/2017 17:49:05:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/05/2017 17:36:30:

Cripes, must have looked like it was wearing Paul Stanley's boots!

How much growth is that?

N.

Several small children were found wedged between hoof wall and frog.

But no Boy Scouts?

Bet you had backache after that job Hacksaw crying

Edited By Robbo on 30/05/2017 19:27:07

Hacksaw30/05/2017 22:20:23
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Most certainly I did.sad And i hit the owner....

in his wallet. yes

David Paterson 431/05/2017 01:37:38
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I have done it with the horse thrown on its side and used a hand saw because the hoof was too hard for the clippers. (Australian dry paddocks).

The big problem with this level of neglect is that the bones in the foot can rotate and cause irrecoverable damage such that the horse needs to be put down.

My dogs also loved the stuff - and the smelly bits off the frog

robjon4431/05/2017 08:22:58
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Our Border Terrier goes mad for it when my other half has her horses hooves trimmed, there is a downside however, the intestinal flatulence later in the same day would clear whole football stadiums, his answer to that is "its all part of my own unique smell"

Neil Wyatt31/05/2017 20:30:05
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Posted by David Paterson 4 on 31/05/2017 01:37:38:

I have done it with the horse thrown on its side and used a hand saw because the hoof was too hard for the clippers. (Australian dry paddocks).

I'm waiting for Tex to chip in and say he would have punched the horse's lights out and taken a chainsaw to its feet

Neil

David Paterson 401/06/2017 01:44:53
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in the same area (around Canberra) in summer I used to let the hose run on the ground near the feed bin a few times each week so that the feet stayed a bit soft and didn't crack. Routine for the pony club set to oil the hooves every day, but it didn't really work for ponies with black feet. The hose trick came from the dry country in South Australia.

Throwing the horse was considered a routine skill where i did part of my time in North Queensland (much bigger and still rougher than texas cheeky). I could do it safely by the time I was about 14. The problem was that the horses were often only brought in for a few weeks each year for mustering, and only had their feet picked up for shooing. Putting the horse on its side, feet tied together and a bale of hay or pack bag between the legs was much safer for the bloke doing the work.

I have a couple of photos stashed away somewhere - pretty hard work and not sorry it is past. But I still have the tools wink just in case.

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