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Pick of the best – 8 hoof picks with a range of advantages


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  • If there’s one thing that always disappears from your grooming kit, it’s your best hoof pick. For this reason, it’s not something you want to spend too much money on, while at the same time it needs to be comfortable to use and do a good job because picking your horse’s feet out is an important part of his daily care.

    There are a few different types, but the main way to group them are those with brushes and those without. A brush is useful to clear away any last bits of dirt once you’ve removed the main debris but it’s not essential. Choosing one that’s a bright colour is also handy as it makes it easier to find and identify as yours.

    Here’s a selection of the best hoof picks for all budgets…

    Bitz metal hoof pick

    Bitz metal hoof pick

    Colours: Black, pink, purple, blue or red | RRP: £1.50

    If you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful, this one is for you.

    View now at viovet.co.uk

    Lincoln folding hoof pick

    Lincoln folding hoof pick

    RRP: £2.95

    This metal hoof pick folds away neatly so is handy for keeping in your pocket when you go hacking.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Little Rider Little Unicorn hoof pick

    Little Rider Little Unicorn hoof pick

    RRP: £2.99

    This cute hoof pick is ideal if you have a small pony-mad assistant.

    View now at equus.co.uk

    Noble Equestrian Wine Down hoof pick

    Noble Equestrian Wine Down hoof pick

    RRP: £17.99

    Yes it’s a hoof pick, but this one caught our eye as it looks like it could come in handy at a yard BBQ.

    View now at countryways.com

    Red Gorilla hoof pick

    Red Gorilla hoof pick

    Colours: Pink, blue, green, yellow, red or purple | RRP: £2.25

    With a comfortable rubber grip, strong metal pick and stiff brush, this hoof pick is effective and has a hole for easy hanging.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Shires Ezi-Groom hoof pick

    Shires Ezi-Groom hoof pick

    Colours: Black, pink, blue, orange or green | RRP: £2.65

    This Shires hoof pick has a soft grip handle for added comfort.

    View now at viovet.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    The Ultimate Hoofpick 

    The Ultimate Hoofpick 

    Colours: Yellow, pink or blue | RRP: From £9.95

    Described as “the Jackhammer” this hoof pick comes with a lifetime guarantee against bends and breakages. It’s available in adult (8in) and junior (6.5in) sizes.

    View now at ebay.co.uk

    Wahl hoof pick

    Wahl hoof pick

    RRP: £4.49

    This hoof pick has an soft, ergonomic handle for maximum user comfort. It removes dirt effortlessly thanks to its reinforced stainless steel hook.

    View now at viovet.co.uk


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