WOW! What a huge difference the Hoofjack made to our rescue. Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary has been in operation since 2000. We have seen many horses with abuse issues and foot neglect issues. Put the 2 together and you have a very dangerous situation for both equine and human. We recently acquired small paint mare who has been very badly handled and who also has a severe flight response issue due to her past abuse and lack of solid training. Trimming her feet has always required a tranquilizer to keep her and the people handling her feet safe. She felt so trapped and confined with her hoof in between someone’s knees. She is terrified of the mere sight of the trimming tools. Once, she just saw the file in someone’s hands and tried to jump out her window! My husband has spent time working with her and lifting her feet. With the addition of the Hoofjack to his trimming routine Maddie had her feet trimmed for the first time without a tranquilizer and no panic attack.
She was able to rest her foot to be trimmed without being restrained in a human pretzel grip. It was amazing to see. There was no power struggle for control of her feet. It took about 25 minutes to trim both her fronts and we are still working on building her trust enough to handle the backs safely but what a huge difference in this abused mare. The Hoofjack is not a replacement for good training and trust but it certainly made a world of difference. No one hurt,no panicked horse, no sore back or kicked in knees for the people.
Thanks you so much for this amazing product!
Shannon and Aaron Hahn
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary -Upstate NY area.