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MiniWrangler

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I'd really like to make my own hoof stand to use when I'm trimming and such. Since I'm not exactly a pro at welding, I'm looking for some "alternative" ideas
If you have made your own, please could you share how you did it/what you used. It doesn't have to be pretty, just functional (and safe of course!). Pictures would be helpful also if you had a couple handy. Thanks in advance!
 

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I don't have a hoof stand, yet, so I'll be watching to see what is posted. I would like to make a hoof stand for my minis, it would help alot with the trimming.
 

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I have a homemade wooden one that I use for the Morgans--it's as old as the hills but still holding together quite well.

For the Minis, though, my hoofstand in my knee--works quite well & I don't find it difficult at all to hold a front foot on my knee or a back one propped on my foot.
 

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I went to Wal-Mart and bought the Car Jacks the small ones with a wide base. Two for less than tweenty dollars. I like how they work if you try it and do not like them just return to store.
 

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I will go out in a bit and take a picture of the one my Father made me.

I will post instruction when I post the pic later today.
 

chandab

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Toyhorse said:
I went to Wal-Mart and bought the Car Jacks the small ones with a wide base. Two for less than tweenty dollars. I like how they work if you try it and do not like them just return to store.
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I like that idea, I think I'll look into it the next time I get to WalMart.
 

MiniWrangler

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I never thought of using a car jack...we have some of those little ones.

Charmed, I would still be interested in seeing the one your father made
 

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Just start with a good round chunk of fire wood and cut away everything that does not look like a hoof stand. We do not use a hoofstand on the minis. The whole process takes a couple of minutes per foot and they should be able to stand on three legs that long with no trouble.
 

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justaboutgeese said:
  The whole process takes a couple of minutes per foot and they should be able to stand on three legs that long with no trouble.
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My minis hold up just fine, I need the stand to make it easier for me.
 

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Hoofjack makes a hoof stand just for minis. I don't have one for the minis but I love the full size one I have to do the warmbloods and drafts I do. They are light don't make a lot of noise if a horse "crashes" one and they are very comfortable for the horse and the trimmer as they are adjustable. I never used to use one but my husband got me this for christmas [i never get "normal" christmas or birthday presents] and I'll say this is the best thing he has ever gotten me! Linda B
 

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Camera batteries died yesterday, getting new ones today. Will post pics later today or tomorrow.
 

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My good friend Randy made his own hoof stand, it's actually kind of neat. He just tied horse shoes together, eventually he welded them, but for nearly 3 years it held up with just being tied together. It was really neat.
 

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