Over 2 years ago we made the move from traditional steel nails to Kerckhaert CU Liberty Copper coated nails. We have noticed a huge difference in the health of the horses’ feet. Take a look at these two shoes, with […]
📕📚📓Case Study📕📚📓 This is from one of our clients, Yvonne, in her words, about how we helped her lovely little horse Cassie with some remedial shoeing. Thank you for the photos Yvonne, hope she enjoyed her fancy shoes! 👞👟👠👡👢 I […]
This is a horse that came to The Forge with a distal medial collateral ligament issue. (One of the two ligaments that connects and stabilises the pedal bone to the pastern). Working with the vet, we agreed on a collateral […]
Stud hole season has started…. Not just for the eventers though!! This is a horse we had in the forge this week to fit a “hospital plate” shoe to. It had an operation to remove a keratoma (small benign tumor) […]
Case study from last year. It was a young horse that came with underlying infection . It had originally blown out higher up the dorsal wall but had never been cleared up properly and then as a result had under run […]
Foot infection sorted! Anglo Arab endurance mare with recurrent and on-going abscesses on right fore at Hook Norton Vets. It nerve blocked out to foot. Nothing out of the ordinary on X-ray. Then we took the shoe off!! And found […]
An example of some half heart bars made and fitted out the van this morning. He is an 18 year old a ex hunt horse retired through lameness after 8 seasons whipping in. Rehabbed back into soundness by his owner […]
1. The horse came to us with a hoof infection, that needed some help on its way out. With some patience, skill and lots of glue, the hoof was repaired.
3. This horse had a bad foot infection and needed help on its way out. The hoof was cut back and rebuilt using glue.
2. We then made and fabricated a open toed Heartbar shoe to be able to give caudal support to the foot and then load the frog but still allowing the sole infection tracts to be poulticed and kept clean. The […]