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Tip of the Day: Easy way to do studs in hind feet

Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 16.32.31This is a new one on me, I’ve been studding up horses for decades but never before had one obliging/lazy enough to do this!

For the hind feet, Daisy will rest her toe on the floor, as seen in the photos, enabling me to do the studs without holding the foot up at all, I can just crouch down beside her to fiddle with the stud and screw it in.

She is totally calm, but of course I am very careful to be ready to move my fingers away instantly if she does try to move and gives any indication of wanting to put her foot down.

It makes things a lot easier on my back, and I can screw the studs right in, just steadying the top of her foot against the torque of the spanner, without her moving.

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  • Haha, I thought it was just mine that was this obliging! My non horsey hubby thinks this is how hind feet should be done, doesn’t know any different 🙂