I love the lighting in this photo. His face is so pretty.
Please forgive me for having so few photos. I'm going to try to post more even if I don't have a bunch of pictures to share. Anyway, I finally got a hoof stand back when Chrome and Rocky were first diagnosed with white line disease. I don't know how I lived without it.
I love this thing! It makes a world of difference. Before this I was using a car jack thing that was all metal and weighed a LOT. This thing is so light and maneuverable and has a wide base that I can put my foot on to hold it still. It has the cup for resting the top of the hoof in or the round part for rasping from the top of the hoof. I don't really use the cup very much because I don't use nippers very often. I just rasp between their professional trims to prevent as many cracks as possible. Preventing cracks helps prevent the white line by not giving it a place to grow.
Unfortunately I injured my shoulder a few weeks ago and I missed a few weeks of trimming. I can only do two hooves per weekend because of my weak back, so I did Chrome's hind hooves this weekend. Next weekend I'll do his fronts. If hubby doesn't do Rocky's then I'll do his the next week, although they are due for a trim before then so we will see. It's really simple with the hoof stand to just put a quick bevel on the hooves when I don't get so far behind. This weekend was a bit more difficult because I went so long between trims due to the injury. I'll get caught up eventually if I stop hurting myself.
I'm really proud of Chrome though... I just wish I had pictures. This weekend I was trimming his hooves by myself and I'm lazy so I just carried my chair, rasp and hoof stand out to the pasture. Chrome was napping with one hind hoof resting on it's toe. He watched me set my stuff up without moving. Then I grabbed his hoof and started rasping without even putting a halter on him. So I trimmed his hind hooves out in the pasture with no halter or rope. The only problem is if Rocky decides to investigate because he will chase Chrome off which can be dangerous if I get on the wrong side. Luckily Rocky had his head buried in the hay bale and was ignoring us.
I'll leave you with a picture of Zep waiting on the horses to go out to the back pasture.