Category Archives: Horseshoes and hoof boots

Pro Grip Studs

We recently launched our Pro Grip Studs website. There are a number of studs, accessories and tools in the range. The 3/8″ studs are premium quality and have a unique self clearing system to make it easier to fit. We … Continue reading

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The hoof: Inside and Out (part two)

Inside the hoof Some of the structures inside the hoof are less well known – with the exception of a few which can cause the most lameness problems – but are just as vital for the health of the hoof … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Harness racing shoeing

Guest Post from Adam White : From an early age I always had a passion for shoeing, well horses in general. I worked in stables and had family involvement from day one, I was doomed to have some kind of career … Continue reading

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Horseshoe nails

Some of the most popular horseshoe nails in New Zealand are also the brand leaders in other western countries too. E-head nails (including E slim) are the most used. These are a multi-purpose nail and suit our horses and many … Continue reading

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Will using aluminium shoes improve my horses movement?

Q: I have been told to use aluminium shoes on my show hack, to improve her movement in the ring. is this a good idea, and what are the drawbacks? Pauline, Canterbury A: Hi Pauline. The best approach might be … Continue reading

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Shoes left long at the heel

Question: My farrier generally shoes my horses with the outside back of the shoe much wider than their actual feet. I am concerned that they may be able to stand on their shoes and pull them off. Should I ask … Continue reading

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Barefoot trimming

Here’s a reproduction from Absolute Horse magazine posted by Trelawne Equine in the UK. Simon Curtis’ angle on barefoot trimming:

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What tools do I need to remove a horseshoe?

Q: My horse doesn’t actually lose his shoes often, but he frequently twists them so they are partially away from his feet. When this happens, should I try and remove the whole shoe or wait for the farrier to come? … Continue reading

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Replacing lost shoes

Q: My new farrier charges me to replace a cast shoe, but my old one never used to. I feel a bit resentful, as why should I pay if he hasn’t nailed the shoe on properly in the first place … Continue reading

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