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Hello everyone. I am currently a 4-H Leader, with kids ages 9-17. We try to do a hoof trimming activity fairly regularly since it seems to be one of the harder skills for the new kids. The older girls are able to use the standard size orange handled hoof trimmers no problem, but the younger kids do need help because they are so big. Any recommendations on a smaller set of hoof trimmers that would work for smaller hands? Thanks.
 

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The trouble with small would be the leverage wouldn't be there. Can you soak the feet or have the goat stand on wet grass before the trimming? Then the standard ones would be easier to cut the hoof edges.
 

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The trouble with small would be the leverage wouldn't be there. Can you soak the feet or have the goat stand on wet grass before the trimming? Then the standard ones would be easier to cut the hoof edges.
Its the size of the trimmers thats the issue, not necessarily the hoof itself. While my hand fits perfectly, theyre just way too large for a 9 yr old.

Ive ordered a pair that an inch smaller and going to give that a try. Still would like to hear from others if they know of any smaller brands.
 

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I have teeny tiny hands to be honest, lol. I use regular trimmers but they are difficult. I first started out with a small garden shear trimmer, very little, worked great. They got dull and so I bought a new pair but I would recommend them highly. The brand I used is out of business, these are similar:

https://www.amazon.com/ROTURERI-Pro...t=&hvlocphy=9003924&hvtargid=pla-820506496046

EDIT: Here is pretty much the EXACT pair just a different brand but I swear they are the same thing!! I definitely recommend this one as it's quite small:

https://www.amazon.com/Dramm-18003-...=aud-801738734305:pla-351747821198&psc=1&th=1
 

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I have teeny tiny hands to be honest, lol. I use regular trimmers but they are difficult. I first started out with a small garden shear trimmer, very little, worked great. They got dull and so I bought a new pair but I would recommend them highly. The brand I used is out of business, these are similar:

https://www.amazon.com/ROTURERI-Pro...t=&hvlocphy=9003924&hvtargid=pla-820506496046

EDIT: Here is pretty much the EXACT pair just a different brand but I swear they are the same thing!! I definitely recommend this one as it's quite small:

https://www.amazon.com/Dramm-18003-...=aud-801738734305:pla-351747821198&psc=1&th=1
Thank you! I will give both a try!
 
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