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    Default WHAT?? Using a Chainsaw on a Horse's Hoof!

    Last edited by Mike Matson; Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM.
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    I know of several farriers who have had to begin fixing rescues case with power tools or a hack saw just to get the initial overgrowth down to something that can bee trimmed



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    Saw that this morning.

    I have seen a reciprocating saw used on a Clydesdale with HIGH hooves (literally stilts due to neglect) but never, ever, ever a chain saw Insane. I could see just one flick of the tail and getting caught. Eeeeeeh.

    That being said, I trim with an angle grinder and know that if I were presented with such high hoof walls, it would take many many coarse grit grinding pads to get them down, which would mean hours. Not fair to the horse.
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    From another forum:

    Sadly I have seen someone have to do just this, sedated the horse and pulled out a chainsaw. The hoof was so hard and thick it was the only way to trim it. Scared all of us but the horse was fine and the feet were much better, once the biggest part was cut off they could fine tune with normal tools.
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    A farrier told me once that there are small chainsaws for trimming -

    http://www.equiflex24.com/farrier/Me...of_Trimmer.pdf



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    My dead ex husband (no love lost there) used an electric sand paper grinder thing on badly grown out hooves. It worked fine. Scared me but horse got his hooves done faster. Better shape than when started.
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    Even I wouldn't do that, but if I did, I'd use an electric chainsaw.



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    I would be interested to know the website that pic is from.



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    Hmm - as you say - one flick of the tail - one can only imagine!
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    There is no tail to flick!



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