What is it?!

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Math Happens… just about everywhere.

This is a very old hoof gauge that we found on a trip to Sheridan, Wyoming.

It looks like good luck and math mixed together.

The arm of the hoof gauge moves up and down. The arrow points to the measure.

A healthy angle for a horse hoof is approximately 54º.

Many experienced farriers know this angle through look and feel. If corrective hoof trimming is need, this tool can help measure progress. It’s also a way to get a quick measure on a fidgety horse. Here is video of a hoof gauge in action.

Hoof gauge was purchased from Douglas Saddle Co.

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