Pulling Shoes Off A Horse
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Pulling Shoes Off A Horse

August 12, 2019

Here’s how to pull a horse’s shoe using tools
that I got from tractor supply. They come in a kit. A rasp and nippers.
A farrier would use these pullers but if you’re just trying to pull a loose shoe every once
in a while, getting these cheapo nippers will work just fine.
Let me show you how it’s done. So the first thing you’re going to want to
do is file down the nails on the outside of the hoof.
You can either do this a few ways. You can either stand right here. make sure you don’t
get hit by the horse’s knee and file the nails down that way.
The other way you can do it. is by putting the horse’s foot on your knee.
I am filling the clinches off. See how they are smooth now.
That’s just so I don’t damage the hoof wall when I pull the horseshoe off and the horse
shoe will come off much easier. Now we are going to start working on the underside
of the foot. OK. Now you are going to start at the heel
and see you pinch right under the hoof under the shoe
and you push forward. You go a little bit further down and you push diagonally and forward.
Now when I pull it, I lock underneath. I’m pulling in this direction. And Not hard. I
don’t want to put too much pressure on him. He will tell me if it’s too much.
But now you can see that I have loosened up those nails.
And you can pull the nails right out. Some people don’t pull the nails out, they
just go ahead and pull the whole horseshoe off but this puts less pressure on the foot. And TADA! Horse shoe off.

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  1. That scares me!! the idea of putting the horses foot on my knee…YIKES!!

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