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[RC] RC] For all you farrier types - Michelle Fink


I trim most of mine (sometimes get lazy and call the farrier) and learned to
shoe this Fall - the first set of shoes I put on are still on my horse 6
weeks later - Wooohooo!!  Expected them to fall off, need to pull them off
pretty soon. :-) (too happy, I know)

I was using cheap nippers to start, then realized I need to upgrade to a
better set.  Just got 15" St. Croix nippers, not as expensive as the premium
GE brand, but nicely made & infinitely better than my old 12" Black Diamond
cheapies.  Obviously would have saved money in the long run to just buy the
better nips.  Also found that I really do need the extra leverage when the
hooves get "iron-y" in the summer.

I have used "Black Master" rasps for a few years and get along with them
well.  They are really sharp and last me a long time.  I tried a few others
when I started out...  Rasps aren't too big of a deal to experiment with,
because you will replace them more often & they aren't expensive to begin
with.  The one I am using is fairly expensive ($20 compared to the $12
cheaper ones), but I get about 20 trims out of a good rasp so economy is

Here's a link to the place I got my nippers from.  They have quality
supplies & good prices.

Hope those ideas help.

Happy Trails,


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