Sunday, March 14, 2010

Trimming Goat Hooves 101

Lesson in Trimming Goat Hooves 101

Trimming goat hooves can be a fairly easy project. The easiest way to do this successfully is to follow one step... the rest is pretty simple.

1. Do not stab yourself in the hand with a pair of freshly sharpened hoof trimmers.

- You will bleed...a lot.

Lesson in Trimming Goat Hooves 102;
Stabbing Yourself in the Hand While Trimming Goat Hooves

1.If you decide to go against better judgement and stab yourself such as discussed in Lesson in Trimming Goat Hooves 101 but stab yourself with an old rusty dull pair of trimmers, please make sure you have had your tetanus shot first...

2. Keep a first aid kit handy.

- If you are like me, its best to have someone around who knows you better than you know yourself. Like for instance my Dad. He knows me fairly well. He put a first aid kit in my barn last week. You know, "just in case" I needed it..... Thanks Dad! ;)

If you can remember these important steps while trimming goat hooves you should be golden, the rest is pretty self explanatory.


  1. LOL... My ego is a little bruised but thats about it. It was her first time (and ours), She was putting up a fight and the trimmers slipped I felt it go in but didnt think much of it... then Lee was like "OMG, wheres the blood comming from... you cut her!" No dear that is me...
    I just thought it was funny that my dad insisted on me having a first aid kit in the barn.

  2. I knew there was a reason I don't have goats! Hope you're okay and didn't have to make a trip to the emergency room. Looks like Jazz is going to give you a run for your money. ha ha

  3. Oh dear! I always "grate" my hand with the rasp when I trim hooves. :) Occupational hazard, you know? Keeping a first aid kit in the barn is no joke! We have a BIG one out there.