The Equestrian world as we know and love it is evolving and so is the world of blacksmiths and farriers. The satisfaction of freshly trimmed hooves, the intriguing look of unique shoes and the unflappable admiration for their innovative ways to fix our horses feet.
We all know, deep down inside ourselves that we have a weird (but totally acceptable) obsession with the way our horse's feet look. Thankfully, farriers are acting on their Instagram accounts and posting for us all to have a little stalk through to fill the void when our horse's feet are mid-trim. We've done the dirty work for you and put together some of their best posts. You're welcome 😉
Let's ease into it with some straight-up, good lookin' hooves 😍
Shoes from the future is our first thought but these plates are equipped to reduce shock on the horses legs and feet. Pretty cool...
Now for something pretty futuristic, clip-on shoes. It's like horse version of velcro sneakers. Need. Want. Gotta Have. From Megasus Horse Runners.
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If you're a matchy matchy addict and want to take it all the way, why not get matching shoes for your horse? American Equus knows how to make a statement.
It wouldn't be a farrier fetish without a before and after shot.
ROSE GOLD NAILS. A total all-horse, all-hoof necessity 😱
The rose gold nails in use ✨
Drunk shoeing? Perhaps? (Not really, it's actually called a Z-bar shoe).
This is a horse with sheared heels due to a shunted inside heel. We put this Z bar on 7 weeks ago. As you can see from the first photo of the foot on the floor the heel is very shunted. The second photo of the foot on the floor is from today the inside heel has dropped and is definitely heading in the right direction 👍 this horse was shod by me and George king #farrier #horses
DONKEY SHOES! Yes, that's right, donkeys can get shoes too.
That hoof is screwed... or is it? An interesting fix to a hoof crack and a fine piece of work it is as well. #PunIntended
Something a little interesting. We've attached the caption as the farrier at work has a much better understanding of this.
This is a horse that I have posted about before. I started shoeing her 3 shoeings ago. She had a damaged inside with a complete quarter crack. Both heels on both front feet were weak and very low. She also had long toes. I started shoeing her with side clipped shoes and pads. I also used a patch on the crack. We are now on the 3rd shoeing. She is now in toe clips the crack is completely grown out and her heels are almost where they should be. I'm very excited 👍#farrier #horses