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Homemade Hoof Stands

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Mudder wanted to start a thread where we could all post pictures of the homemade hoof stands we've made, so here it is!

Even if you've already posted a topic with your hoof stand on it, feel free to post it here so we have all the ideas in one spot :smilie:

Here's mine!

I started out with my mom's old umbrella stand.

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Then I added a tennis ball.

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And some Gorilla Tape.

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And voila! A very inexpensive, fully functional hoof stand!

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Can't wait to see everyone else's ideas!

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I made Mine of a small car jack stand.. I cut a tennis ball almost in half to cover the top and then duct taped it.. works great is light weight and height adjustable.

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Thanks Ellie, you Ba Bestest. [Huggy] I didn't know if I'd get back to this anytime soon, as we're seeding up here. And I thought these good ideas are worth keeping handy. We may be starting another forum soon for leather working and other things we've invented or improved upon, and I will put a link to all this forum's nifty ideas there as well.

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I wanted my own hoof stand as well. I tried looking online for one, but found what I liked was out of my price range. So I took a picture of two different hoof stands into my local welder. I told him I like this from this stand, and this from that stand, make it for me. And he did. It works quite well to.

He took a large disk from an old disk drill, welded a 18" high piece of square tubing to it. He drilled a hole in the square tubing, then welded a nut to the outside, and put a bolt thingy there, so I could make the height adjustable. On top of that he took another piece of 10" long square tubing, and welded a 4" square plate on top of it. That's for filing. It was a bit slippery, so I bought some non slip stuff from the automotive section, and stuck that on there, and now the hoof stays nicely. The square tubing is about 2" square.

The cradle part, he welded a curved light metal piece (could have been harder metal, but it still works), to another piece of 10" long square tubing. He filed the edges nicely so they wouldn't cut. I wanted something cushioning on this cradle part so I bought a thick non slip place mat, and glued it on. So far it's staying put.

Now for some pics.

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When I look at the first one, all I see a horse's foot pushed through the fancy iron work on the bottom and can just see said horse going crazy trying to get the thing off of his hind leg.

The second one is made on an old disk. I have one just like it that I won't use any more. I had a friend that saw mine and told me about a horse he knew that sliced completely through a hind tendon when he flipped it over. With the stand on its side, he proceeded to put his full weight down on the upright disk. The horse was put down. He said he went home and bent a piece of 3/8 inch rebar all the way around the bottom of his stand and welded it there. I just retired mine and continued to use the other one I have.

It is 'L' shaped with a stall jack head on one end and a trailer hitch ball on the other that has had a small circle cut out of an old rasp welded to the top of the ball. The small piece of rasp keeps a horse's hoof from slipping off of it. I just stand on the other end when I use it.

More recently, I bought one of the good new ones with the adjustable cradle that holds a hoof for me. I still use the old one to rasp off nails to pull shoes and to 'round up' and finish a trim.

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[smiley Wavey]

Thanks Cheri.

I can't really afford to purchase a new hoof stand right now. I'm just a struggling college kid, you know, so I have to make do with what I have.

My horses are all very quiet and never give anyone problems with their feet. I'm certain they'll be fine, though I do appreciate your concern.

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No way that 18" disk is going to tip over. It's heavy and very stable, and has no sharp edges anywhere. He's pulled his foot off that stand many times, plus I stand on it.

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Here's Ours,..

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Steel pipe that screwed into a 55 gallon drum lid. Another pipe slides down into that one and then a piece of strapping was welded onto the top for a the hoof rest. We wrapped that in old Neoprene Saddle fenders and then wrapped it in place with duct tape. The hoof rest is removeable and as soon as hubby gets the right bit,..he will be drilling holes in the pipes so he can use a cotter pin to raise and lower the height.

He will need that when he goes to do other people's horses but for ours right now,..it works fine. Our horses will put their feet on anything their asked to so hubby gets away with not having to do the work yet!LOL I don't think that will be the case with other's horses!LOL

When the rest is removed and the hoof is pulled forward? That pipe has been filed and rounded with a disc grinder so if they "miss" and hit it they hit smoother surface instead of sharp metal.

Anyway,..works for us for now til we can afford to buy a nice one!

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OK, so here is my "Brelly" Hoof stand. A business acquaintance of my hubby's did the welding of the cradle and drilling of the adjustment holes...the cap is just a galvanized cyclone fence post cap. I am going to dip it in liquid rubber a few times for cush and grip.

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Now I have to take Feets pics to study before I dive in!

I think I'm ready!

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I love the umbrella stand idea, but couldn't find one. So I improvised with some used 3/4" plywood.

This can be built with a jig saw... The trick is to make sure that the pieces fit tight, so they are nice and solid once put together.

Slide the the pieces for the stand together, fit the larger pipe into them, screw the circular bottom to the stand, and drill height adjustments through the outer pipe and inner pipe (with tennis ball).

The pictures should be self-explanatory...

Note that I added some triangular pieces to the base to help keep the stand solid.

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This stand is working really well. It's solid enough, not too heavy and has a good height.

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I did the umbrella stand, too.... cast iron square. Very stable for my big mares.

It looks good!

Those umbrella ones are great because there is next to no work to build... You just need to make the attachments for the top.

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Hi everyone! I'm new on here but this bulletin caught my attention, last year I made a hoof stand by taking a piece of diamond plate metal and cutting out a circle, if I remember correctly it was a little over a foot in cir. and I welded on three metal toobing pieces at different heights. One for the hoof, one to hold my rasp (not in use), and one to hold my nippers (not in use). I ground down all the edges and added a tennis ball to the top. If anyone wants to see a pic I can try to upload one later!

Well it's nice to be on here with everyone!

~Ringo~

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Welcome Ringo. Absolutely post a pic, we'd LOVE to see what you got. :happy0203:

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Wellllll, I must confess that I broke down and ordered a real hoof stand.

My homemade stand, while faithful and true, just wasn't cutting it anymore. I didn't have a sling and this old lady just cannot hold 6.75" hooves between my knees anymore. I'm in too much pain afterwards and can't stand up straight.

Since it Tis The Season, I asked Santa Claus for a Hoof-It Stand....especially since it was on sale. It was just delivered and OH MY GOSH is it fabulous!!!!!! [Yay]

Lightweight, very very easy to change from Peg to Sling because it's allllll one piece! You just open the tensioner at the neck, slide down the sling and retighten. To return to the sling, open the tensioner and slide it up/retighten.

Can't wait to trim the Percheron tonight!

P.S. Info here: http://www.hoof-it.com/catalog2/product_in...;products_id=80

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My brother in law made this hoof stand out of an old car stand and some other spare parts. It was my birthday present. He did good. I really like it but it is HEAVY. I think eventually I will have to break down and cheat like Chocomare and get a real one but for now this works great. No complaints other than the weight.

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does anyone have a pattern could follow? i would love to make the square umbrella stand, thing. if anyone has osme info that would be great thanks!

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I just made one today to try and see how it works :) I am pleased to say it is VERY sturdy and I don't ever have to stand on it like my other stands. I don't have to worry about the horse pulling it over and one of them who constantly yanked it foot off (a hoof jack stand, which I still love as well) doesn't even try anymore. I think he likes how sturdy this stand is and there is no wobble to it on any type of ground. Best of all I got everything (except the doggy balls, much stronger than a tennis ball, which I will use until my rubber tops gets here. )at a Home Depot for under $40 and had it made in 10 min. :) It adjusts from 14 to 21 inches :)

Umbrella stand

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A $5 dollar steel pipe from the plumbing section

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With doggy ball and taped ready to go. :)

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Finished this project this evening :D

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Changeable tops with a spacer to adjust height

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Packs up quite nice

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Lots of room for toys! (note, I don't use that hacksaw on hooves, I just put it in there to show storage capacity)

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Bffs forevers.

Pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I didn't spend much on parts, pipe was all scrap, had the glues already, and dental impresison material I've had for a while. Only bought some tubing that was a dollar, took a little less than 4 hours from start to finish.

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