Problem Trimming Horses Feet
I plan on calling my farrier, but as of now I only have one horse with one foot that needs to be trimmed. One foot. I don't want to end up paying 50 dollars for one foot when the other feet are fine and my other horse doesnt need shoes right now. Ive done little bits of trimming here and there, when my horse needed a hanging or loose shoe taken off, Ive done this many times, clipped ends off and filed them smooth,
But this time I went out and bought nippers, got the foot between my legs, she was standing still for me, I got the nippers in position with both hands,(thinking only take off about a half inch to start if not less), and........the nippers wouldnt move. Meaning I had them clamped down and ready to pinch into the hoof, but I couldnt get the nippers to nip through, as it goes. Her hoof was too hard and she had been in the rain all day. :mad: What am I doing wrong? I was trying to pull down a little as I did this. Hummm, is my angle wrong? Am I not strong enough? She had an old absess that had grown down to her toe, could this be it, also the reason why I think the hoof is too long and looking like a possible duck foot or it's getting there, if it grows down further before I get to this, YES, Im calling the farrier.
Any advise would be great. Thanks Molly