This double ended tool, unique to Storm & Grace, has been created specifically for use on barefoot horse's hooves.
These tools are an absolute God send when transitioning horses to barefoot, when hooves are soft and those pesky bits of stone and grit get jammed in there. They're also incredibly useful and versatile for the routine daily care of unshod hooves.
The tapered end is perfect for removing those pesky bits of stone and grit.
The flat end is ideal for cleaning out cavities, for example seedy toe, large cracks and separation. It is also ideal for applying hoof clays and putties to these areas.
They are hand made by me from mild tool steel, and housed in a turned hardwood handle which has an integrated brass collet. To change the tip, simply unscrew the collet, turn the tip around and re-tighten the collet - it literally takes a few seconds.
The whole thing is small enough to fit in your hand, giving excellent comfort and control, and they'll easily fit in a pocket or belt pack, for on the yard, out on hacks or in-hand walks.
Now I know you're wondering what on earth a jeweller is doing making hoof picks!!! Well, I am The Horsey Jeweller after all!!!! And as a jeweller, I make many of my own tools for texturing jewellery and setting gemstones. When I was transitioning my own mare to go barefoot, I just couldn't find a tool that would do everything I wanted it to. Crochet hooks broke too easily, bradawls were a little too big to get into all the nooks and crannies. So I made my own tool. It took a couple of tries to get the perfect design - and this is it! The handle is the same as I use on my setting tools, they're excellent quality and comfortable in the hand, which is essential for using tools safely and effectively.
I make these to order - allow a week to ten days during busy times, but usually turnaround will be a couple of days.