Healthy hooves are the basis of a healthy and fit horse. Therefore, professional hoof care with the help of high-quality equipment is particularly important. For this, the farrier needs a variety of tools made of high-quality materials such as stainless steel. These instruments, known as farrier tools, are used for trimming and shoeing the horse's hooves.
The farrier's tasks are varied and are individually adapted to each horse. Whether for shortening and correcting bare hoof walkers, for trimming and rasping the horn in preparation for shoeing or for shoeing the hoof with horseshoes - in this category we offer you an extensive selection for every type of hoof care.
In addition, we also offer the right tools for special farriery needs such as for the therapeutic treatment of horses with positional defects or hoof diseases or for the fitting of hoof shoes.
Farrier Tools for Daily Hoof and Claw Care
Hoof knives, cutters and hoof rasps are standard when it comes to getting the horse's hooves into the right shape and length. A hoof knife is used to cut the frog and the sole of the hoof, for example.
The hoof and claw knife SuperProfi is made of high-alloy special steel and has a particularly long service life and grindability. This hoof knife is suitable for professional hoof trimmers and farriers thanks to its high quality and is available for both left and right-handed users.
With the help of the hoof trimming pliers, the excess horn of the bearing rim is removed and then any unevenness of the horn is corrected with a rasp.
Thanks to horse shoeing, the hooves can be protected from rapid wear caused by frequent riding. Especially for horses with very little hoof growth, shoeing is a relief and protects the sensitive sole from injuries or from overloading by hard and stony surfaces. For this purpose, the farrier requires special tools such as hoof knives, hoof nippers and hoof rasps.
After the old horseshoes and nails have been removed, the hooves are shaped again with the hoof knife, hoof nippers and hoof rasp and prepared for the new shoeing. The new shoe is fitted using a hammer and anvil before being fixed with the horseshoe nails along the white line. Shoeing can be done with either a hot or a cold shoe.
The advantage of hot shoeing is that minor unevenness can be evened out with the hot shoe. In addition, the farrier can clearly view whether the recesses for the nails are on the white line and whether he can rule out any injury to the animate area. The hoof nails coming out of the hoof wall are shortened with pliers and sunk into the hoof horn with the help of the crocodile forceps.
At Praxisdienst, farriers and hoof care professionals can find special and high-quality farrier supplies such as the hoof stand EcoFlex or the Kerbl hoof knife. You can also purchase an extensive range of suitable care products and veterinary supplies for professional hoof and claw care at favourable prices.
Are you looking for a specific hoof care tool for your farrier needs such as cutters, rasps, farrier knives or pullers or do you have questions about a particular product? Our friendly customer service will be happy to help you. You can reach us by phone, email or in our convenient live chat.