Well-Shod is proud to stock Horseshoe Nails for Farriers. Your nails play an important role in your business and we want to provide quality brands to help get the job done right!
To help you make the right selection, we keep the following brands in stock:
- Anvil Brand
DIFFERENT NAILS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES
- Liberty CU Shield Technology- Eliminates rust and deterioration of nail strength and improves quality of hoof/horn.
- Mustad Endura Coated Nails-Endura is a coating that provides up to 30% additional strength, so you are able use a slimmer nail where needed and improves nail driving and reduces hoof wall damage. Endura nails are designed for extreme conditions and high-performance horses.
- City Head Nails- Nails with the City designation were once the most commonly used nail and still hold a substantial share of the market. The blades are slightly larger in dimension to provide more strength and durability.
- Race Nails- Nails with the Race designation are used most often on Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse or Standardbred race horses that wear light steel or aluminum shoes. These horses are often shod on 3- or 4-week intervals and the small shank of the nail creates less damage to the hoof. Small size shoes used for ponies, yearlings and smaller breeds also may be punched for race nails.
- Hammerhead Nails by Mustad- The Hammerhead nail is specifically designed to fit all race plates. The distinct neck and head waffle design, combined with the exclusive Mustad Pitch technology, provides a safe locking solution into the shoe crease. A long and slim shank, to drive high when needed, provides an easy and strong clinching. The sharp, exact point ensures a consistent drive, minimizing the hoof wall impact to an absolute minimum.
- Slim Blade Nails (City Slim Blades)- Slim blade nails are used primarily for riding horses. The slimmer blade is preferred by many farriers because it displaces less hoof and reduces damage to the wall. The head sizes are often the same as their City head counterpart because they are being used in the same shoes.
- Slim Blade XL Nails-These have the same features of the Slim Blade Nails and have added length, making them “Xtra Long”. This is helpful when pads are being used with the shoes.
- Combo Nails- Combo nails are a modification of the City or Slim nail. The heads are slightly larger but yet the shank is still similar to the City or Slim. They are often used for resetting when nails holes have enlarged or with shoes that have a wide crease.
- E-Head and E-Slim Nails- E-Slim are European style nails. Some farriers prefer to punch their hand made shoes for E-heads because of the symmetrical nature of the nail. There is also a feeling that an E-head nail has more strength because the shank comes out of the center of the head, with slightly more mass. The E-Slim nails have a slimmer shank.
- ESL-Pitch Nails by Mustad- Combining unique and innovative features with the E-slim nail allowed development of the new ESL-PITCH nail. This nail drives and seats in line with the hoof wall angle without adding unnecessary pressure and is ideal for horses with thin hoof walls.
- Concave Nails by Mustad- The Concave® nail has a special head shape that prevents the nail from twisting in the fuller and nail hole. This nail fits very well in concave shoes as well as in Equi-Librium® and Eventer® shoes. The concept of PITCH™ offers a small angle between nail head and the shank of the nail which supports nailing on with a correct angle which reduces possible pressure on the hoof wall. The longer slim and strong shank gives the option to nail higher when this is preferred or necessary.
- Mustad Road Nails- The Road Nail is based on the standard E-head and E-slim nails. It has a carbide pin in the head to reduce wear.
- Regular Head Nails- Regular head nails have a larger head than the City styles. The shank of the nail is also proportionately larger than City styles. They are used for resets but are also used for horses that are working on difficult terrain or have traction devices that create more stress on the nails. Larger regular head nails are used for Draft or other work horses. They are also used for gaited horse disciplines that are shod with thicker steel.
- LX, MX or KX Nails- The LX, MX, KX style nails are a hybrid head design, which is similar to the E-head, but more rectangular. They are often used in rim or concave shoes, as well as European-style flat shoes.
- Hybrid Nails by Liberty- The modified head design works well in concave and shoes punched for E-head nails. The regular steel hybrid nails are extra strong and durable, and as a result of the new head design have extra pitch. The hybrid nails are a perfect combination with pads. These nails are extra sharp and smooth causing less damage.
- Carrera Race Nails by Liberty- Carrera is an innovative race nail, that combines a unique, patented neck design with a super slim shaft, which ensures a seamless fit and reduces nail movement. It is excellent for plating racehorses with shelly, thin-walled hooves. The neck design is standardized to fit in the crease and nail holes regardless of the size of the race plate. The super slim shaft varies in length allowing for use on different hooves.
- Draft Nails- This long neck quality nail will be ideal for shoeing Draft horses and will provide a strong bond between the heavy duty shoes and the big hooves of our working horses.
- Mustad Slider Nails-The nail features a flat head made to fit flush and will reduce the need to rasp nail heads. The nails are designed to secure a locking fit with most sliding plates
- V-Trak City Head Nails by Vector- Each nail has a drop of borium on the head. These "hard-headed" nails are great for traction on paved and hard surfaces, as well as frozen surfaces