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Yep, hacksaws work well. So do pruning saws. The horn, as Ross said, is much softer than cow's horn - more along the lines of toenails or even fingernails. Remember, they serve a different purpose - cow's horns are daggers, ram's horns are shock absorbers when they butt heads.
 

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I can't tell you how far would be too far to cut, but at some stage you'd be getting into the core which is richly blood-supplied. Cut back two inches and you'll be fine. Cut back four inches? Six inches? Dunno, but somewhere along the way you'll strike blood. Not necessarily bad, but you will want to make sure the bleeding stops, and you will want to make sure there's no fly-strike. Having a red-hot iron (say a soldering iron) ready could be a good thing. Also have some powdered alum on hand to stop bleeding.
 
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