Friday, July 1, 2011

How To Trim Goat Hooves - Goat Hoof Trimming

So easy......Uncle Cy trims a Nigerian Dwarf left handed.
It's as easy as trimming your finger nails, as quick as cutting your own toe nails. Don't be nervous about the technical terms or the perfect way to get the job done. Get yourself a very nice set of hoof trimming shears and do some trimming. 

Before trimming, place your goat in a safe secure place while trimming. Some folks lay their goat on it's side, grab a leg  and begin the trimming process, one hoof at a time. I much prefer placing my goats on their milking stand and locking them in with some nice grain to munch on while the manicure proceeds. Hoof trimming is necessary for general hoof health and proper goat posture. Keep a pair of hoof clippers hanging on your goat milking stand and trim hooves on a regular basis.


  1. I could never get the hang out of using the shear/scissor type tool. I use a small horse hoof trimmer or nippers as some folks call them.

    Trimming hooves is something I always enjoy - I know how good I feel after a good pedicure... hope my girls felt the same way!

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