What tools does a farrier use?
Buffer (Clinch Cutter)
Here are some of the most common farrier tools... (From Top To Bottom) * Hoof Knife - for cleaning out the pieces of hoof that are loose or in the way. * Rasp - To smooth out hard edges. * Cutting Nipper - To cut off the main growth of the hoof. * (Saddle Horse) Clincher - To take off old nails so the farrier can replace the old shoes.
Certain fish are known to use tools A good few types of bird are known to use tools Many primates use tools (including man) Certain types of whale and dolphin use tools Elephants are known to use tools Sea otters are know to use tools Certain octopuses use tools Bears have been known to use tools Alligators have been known to use tools Some people also believe they have observed ants using tools.
A horse shoe needs to be properly fitted by a qualified farrier with a forge and the correct tools. If you do not have this training you should not do it yourself as you could seriously hurt the horse. However a horseshoe is typically shaped by the farrier with a forge and hammer then 'hot fitted' to the hoof to show where it sets on the hoof. Then if the shoe is a good match…