how to trim goat hooves video
#1
Hope this is helpful.


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#2
Thanks for this Marc!
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#3
Its intimidating the first few times. Goat hooves are nothing like horse hooves. That marshmallow center and crispy coating. One thing I do thats not in the vid is kinda nip the toe back a touch more than the rest. Just the point at the end gets rounded up a bit. Some people trim the marshmallow but I'm too lazy. No I admit it. I'm too scared of going a millimeter too far and laming the goat for a few days. I never really carve out the bottom of a horse hoof either. It looks easy but when I try it even with a new knife, my morgan's feet are way too hard and I just don't have the technique. With the goats and horses both, sometimes I just use the rasp and do a lot of shaping with that alone.

My goats all have long hooves this winter. 5 horses, 6 goats, and 2 parrots. If I did one foot per day I still couldn't keep up with the trimming.
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#4
Good tip about rounding out the toe, Charlie Horse! That was something Cuzco taught me. His feet stayed almost completely self-trimmed his whole life because he walked very correctly until his old age. Even now he has some of the lowest-maintenance feet in my herd, and his feet are very rounded at the toe for an exceptionally efficient break over. I try to copy Cuzco's feet when trimming my other goats' hooves.
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#5
I round out the toe too Smile
Happiness is a baby goat snoring in your lap
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#6
Tried to view the video. Was there a link here? Can't find it now.
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#7
I found it by searching oon youtube. It's a really helpful vid
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#8
I believe this was the video in the first post: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0meTXheaaQ
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