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Old 03-08-2020, 03:16 PM
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Nice job and very well thought out! A lot of nice touches and details you've added...

Non-horse-guy question: what/when would these be used for? Milking? Artificial insemination?
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Nice job and very well thought out! A lot of nice touches and details you've added...

Non-horse-guy question: what/when would these be used for? Milking? Artificial insemination?
Artificial insemination, breeding exams/ultra sounds etc. AI and breeding exams involve a glove that goes up to your shoulder if you catch my drift, its preferred the horse not leave town when your in past your elbow

Horses also get dental visits where the dentist or vet files any hooks or sharp spots off their teeth where they aren't wearing evenly, and stocks like this are handy has it can be used to keep the horse in one place and hold its head up.

Pretty much any vet hospital you go to has a set of these, but most private places don't have enough use to justify the cost and the space they take up.
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AI and breeding exams involve a glove that goes up to your shoulder if you catch my drift, its preferred the horse not leave town when your in past your elbow
I think I've seen Mike Rowe up to his armpit but I believe it was a cow...
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Same process, different critter. I've always left that job up to the vet, but if I had to do it I would prefer the horse was in stocks. Due to the size of my hands and arms, the horses prefer I leave it to the vets also
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Nice work man!
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Very nice set of stocks. Thinking of rebuilding my shoeing stocks out of metal before I retire. In my mind, very much like what you have created so I can "downsize" the stocks to fit my ponies. My old body is really rebelling at trimming let alone shoeing my horses and ponies anymore.
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:09 PM
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I just remembered reading an article decades ago about the 20 mule team - it mentioned a squeeze that lifted and rotated the animal upside down, and using a side grinder.

We had 4 horses and 3 ponies at the time, sounded like a good plan to me since my back was ALREADY calling me dirty names just from trimming

Simpler plan was letting the kids grow up and leave home, and the 1 remaining horse die of old age ... Steve
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Thanks everybody

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I looked at some shoeing stock plans and the dimensions for the height of the rails and stuff were a little different but overall they were pretty much the same thing. I had to trim 2 horses this week, and the 2nd one waited til I had her back left up over my leg and then picked her back right up off the ground about 4 times before I got her done. I am starting to think the guys that trim dairy cows and use a "crush" to hold their legs up have the right idea!
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Very nice work Matt.
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