Hoof Talk with Barney Cummings: Pulling off a shoe yourself

In today's episode, Barney shows horse owners how to remove their horse's shoe when the farrier isn't around.

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Comment by Aranka Potter on September 9, 2010 at 12:57pm
Very Practical, Thanks Barney
Comment by Jackie Cochran on July 20, 2009 at 1:31pm
Gee, you make it look easy. The one time I had to remove a shoe I thought I would fail it was so hard on me. I did get it off though, without ruining the hoof. Wonderful idea to tape the hoof, I wonder why I never thought of it myself.
I'm looking forward to learning more hoof stuff from you.
Comment by Jehanne Languedoc on July 8, 2009 at 3:41pm
Hi Barn,
Can a pony that's had a mild case of laminitis ever come back to being 100% sound and go with no corrective shoeing - or even shoes - once proper treatment and time (year or so) have had their chance to work? Funny how it seems only equines with foot issues end up on MY plate...
Jehanne
Comment by Amanda Burden on July 6, 2009 at 6:49pm
Hi Barney,
Really enjoyed your video! I
You have never met me ...but quite a number of years ago, you used to trim a 14.1h (previously abused) bay Arab gelding called Gahar (then 16years old...born, raised and rescued from a Kettleby On location before he found his new adoptive home with me) NoOne else could work with him because he was so scared of people(especially of men)...you were the farrier he would let work with him. I worked in the city and kept him in the country. I never saw you in action...but you must have been sympathetic to his special needs and it was appreciated!! Thank you.
Comment by Gail Morse on July 5, 2009 at 2:50pm
Great idea to have a video session ongoing. Question for you though Barney! What type of rasp or tool would an ordinary horse owner buy to smooth out the edges of the hoof between trims or should we be doing that at all? Maybe you could also do a short video on how it should be done. ie side to side, top to bottom etc. Gail Morse
Comment by Barbara F. on July 3, 2009 at 11:18am
Great video, Barney! I've always been terrified to remove my horse's shoe by myself. Thanks for making it look not too scary at all!
Comment by spotlighteq on July 3, 2009 at 10:17am
great idea!! very helpful. one critique though. I'ld like to see a close-up of the tools, being held still in front of the camera.

I'm looking forward to the next installment.
thanks for doing this. :)
Comment by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 2, 2009 at 3:56pm
Video looks great Barney! Looking forward to the next installment. Tee Hee
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