Works great but the plastic hoof cradle is cheaply made, is fine for smaller qtr horses but when moving up to the 1800-2200lb horses it breaks easily if they put any weight on it. Other than that I love it !
Great product, real time saver not having to switch. keep up with the great ideas. Matt Frost farrier
Very handy. My only suggestion is to make the post longer as I am unable to raise it as high as I need to at times when taking a front leg forward.
I’ve been using the Hoof-it PostCradle on my Hoofjack base for one month now. I primarily shoe QH, but also have a mixed bag on the books.
My initial impression was that the PostCradle was sturdier than I expected, but more on that in a moment.
I like the fact that I don’t have to switch out posts on my Hoofjack, This saves time and the headache of having to keep up with 2 posts, or carrying 2 stands. I also like the quality of the product. It is definitely stronger than I expected. In fact, I decided to try it out with a new Clydesdale that one of my clients purchased. She was a leaner. I know I shouldn’t have, but frankly, I was too lazy to walk back to the truck for my Hoofjack cradle, so I figured “What the heck, let’s see how strong this thing really is.” Everything was going well, until she decided to put all her weight into the PostCradle. It was instantly flipped from under the weight of the horse. I heard a loud “pop,” and I knew the PostCradle had moved on to the next
I love it, and so do the horses. Time-saving and back-saving. I only wish there were more traction on the post part for wet hooves. I'm thinking about spraying on some truck bed liner (only on the post area). So far, I've been using it about a month and it's held up well.
Absolutely loving this postcradle. So much easier to just have one thing and not have to switch out! The horses really like it too, and find it very comfortable to rest on. Thank you for a brilliant combination that makes a lot of sense, and is easy and practical to use!