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.