STEEL HORESESHOES-SOLD BY THE PAIR
STEEL HORSESHOES FOR PROFESSIONAL FARRIERS
Well-Shod stocks a wide variety of steel horseshoes in front or hind pattern and keg shape.
Every horse has different needs from rodeo events to the showring, making sure you have the right shoes for the job is crucial to the performance of the horse.
Steel horseshoes come with a variety of options, here are a few options for you to consider:
· Front Pattern Horseshoes-These are pre-shaped to a rounder shape like a horse’s front hoof.
· Hind Pattern Horseshoes-These are pre-shaped to a more pointed shape like a horse’s hind hoof.
· Keg Shape Horseshoes-Keg shoes do not have a pre-shaped pattern. They are easily shaped to either a front or hind and are popular among farriers that do not want to stock large amounts of inventory.
· Unclipped Horseshoes- This is a steel shoe that has no side clip or toe clip and is solely applied with nails. Farriers often like to add their own clips to unclipped shoes, getting a custom fit.
· Clipped Horseshoes-Clips on shoes can be either quarter clipped, side clipped or toe clipped. Clips help hold the shoes in place in addition to nails.
· Quarter Clips and Side Clips- Quarter Clips are usually located on the “quarters” of the hoof between the 1st-2nd nail holes and the side clips on the “sides” of the hoof between the 2nd-3rd nail holes. They can be on front and hind shoes.
· Toe Clips- This is one single clip located directly in the center of the toe of the shoe. They can be on front and hind shoes.
· Plain Horseshoes- Plain shoes do not have a rim for traction, they only have ¾ fullering at the nail holes.
· Rim Horseshoes- Rim shoes have a crease from heel to heel. Some rim shoes have a smooth heel so a traction device, like a stud or pin, can be added. Rim shoes are a popular option for horses needing more traction.
· Concave Horseshoes- Concave shoes are creased all the way around and are a much thicker than the average plain or rim shoes.
· Sliding Plates- Sliders are used on the hind feet of reining horses, cow horses and calf roping horses. This shoe is punched with nail holes but has no fullering on the shoe. This smooth shoe helps the horses slide on dirt.
· Bar Horseshoes- Bar Shoes come in various options for different hoof problems. Some are for support, and some are to help correct a specific problem. Bar shoes come in eggbar, straight bar and heart bar.
· Borium Horseshoes- These shoes have borium, a traction material, pre-applied to the ground surface of the shoes. These are popular on horses that pull carts on pavement, ride on pavement or icy conditions.
· Heeled Horseshoes- Heeled, or Toe and Heeled, horseshoes have a raised triangular shaped wedge at each heel and a raised bar at the toe for toe and heeled. These provide additional traction for pack animals and plow animals.