Nippers & Nipper Spring
Classic Hoof Nippers
Forged from high quality tool steel, machined for
precision and heat treated for wear resistance,
this professional hoof nipper features a very
sharp cut. 12-inch and 15-inch models provide
maximum accuracy and a fine cutting edge that
will get you through the toughest horn,
eliminating the need for compound nippers.
Women who have tried these have given this
tool a "two thumbs up" for making the job easier.
12-inch model is suitable for ladies and men with
smaller hands. A truly excellent product at a great
price. These are Viking brand nippers made in
the USA by Nordic Forge.
Keep your nippers sharp! Nippers should never be
used for other cutting needs or nail removal. It's
also recommended to always clean hooves first
with a hoof pick and brush so that debris and grit
won't dull the cutting edge.
If you're in the market for nippers, please
consider adding the nipper spring below!
Star Ridge Company
Because Barefoot is Best.
This interesting little gadget performs an
amazing function -- it allows you to operate
your nippers with one hand. It attaches to the
top of the nippers (see photo, below right)
and creates a spring-action. A very handy
accessory, especially for anyone having trouble
using both hands to operate their nippers.
The diagram below shows how the spring is
attached to the nipper. Instructions are also
included with each spring. The spring fits most
nipper styles (including ours above, of course!)
The manufacturer warns that the nipper spring
is addictive! Originally designed for occasional
use by professionals, it has been found that
many professional trimmers like it so much that
they use it all the time. With such frequent use
over many horses, it may wear out in time and
need to be replaced. A small price to pay for a
great labor-saving device!
"Love the nipper spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I'd ordered it a long time ago.
It's great! Can't say enough good things about
that nipper spring! Of course we use it with
your nippers, too. But for us it has made a
somewhat difficult task alot easier."
-- Sue from Oregon
"I just received the nipper spring, and it is
great. I have miniature Donkeys and due to the
size it is not possible to work with the hoof
between my knees so it is a 1 hand operation.
Your spring makes the job easier. I have
searched for years for an item like the nipper
-- Spencer from Arizona
Unsure which size
nippers to buy?
Watch our YouTube video
which compares both sizes
Watch our YouTube video
See the nipper spring in
action, and also learn how
to attach the spring to your