SNL(Son-N-Law), Grandson and Great Grand Son are (first time horse owner and riders) the proud owners and riders of an old broke down quarter cutting horse. They have had this horse about a year and he is well over due having a pedicure!
Not being a horse person myself, I did what any ‘smart’ Father-N-Law would do. I went to the internet and found several video’s and snapshots of how to trim a horses hoof and useful horse trimming equipment.
It seems that everyone highly recommends that you invest in a hoof trimming stand and as a minimum, a good hoof rasp, hoof knife and hoof trimming nippers. Crap… the hoof trimming kit set me back $39.00. I found the kit at my local farm and ranch store.
As for a hoof trimming stand the most common brand and style I found is the one pictures, the green one!. Retail online sales price was listed as $180.00 plus UPS/Fedex shipping cost. So delivered to my front door would have been near $200.00 for this stand.
Being the Frugal (not cheap) kind of guy I am. I decided to build my own hoof trimming stand. That will be the one my SNL painted black.
After rummaging through our scrap steel pile. Cutting a few pieces to length and welding them into a (adjustable for height) hoof stand our out of pocket cost was $0.00 dollars. That’s right Zero dollars out of pocket cost to build this stand.
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