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Handmade Heart Bar for Therapeutic Horse Shoeing

    Handmade Heart Bar for Therapeutic Horse Shoeing
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    Amazing Handmade Heart Bar Therapeutic Horse Shoeing for an Injured Race Horse. 

    Here’s an interesting case!

    A young race horse lost a lot of hoof wall causing some corium to be exposed.

    We made a handmade shoe designed for custom nailing, a heart bar frog plate and a toe clip!

    Interested in learning more about Hoof Care?!?



    hey everybody I’m Li withhold sneak one

    today we’ve got a young racehorse at

    Tora large part of his foot off and it’s

    normally not a big deal but the corium

    is exposed so we need to get it

    protected so it’ll grow out and I used a

    heart bar shoe to transfer weight to the

    Frog so that I could float it under the

    affected area where you see the gap

    under where it’s missing so it can grow

    out stress free I’ll walk you through

    how you went about making our handmade

    heart bar shoe it starts with a piece of

    our stock and right now and make it a

    heel and this is the lateral heel and

    it’s different from the medial because

    we want it nice and chunky and a little

    wider than the inside one also known as

    a medial so that’s why I’m kind of

    packing it in there so it has a little

    more laterals

    right now I’m tightening the toe and put

    in a hind shape in the shoe so that it

    fits a lot better you can see me

    measuring every time I stick it across

    the horn where the lines are right there

    and the marks on the anvil are the

    measurements that I need and it doesn’t

    matter if you’re making handmade shoe or

    shaping keg shoes that saves you two

    trips to the horse as you can see I

    don’t go to the horse until the very end

    and so I’m just making my shoe I have

    the shape in my mind and measurements to

    check the actual size right here

    I can’t nail where that affected area is

    so I’m putting my nails farther back

    where my hammer is there and for more on

    the front for holding power

    so now I’ll go ahead and punch the

    stamps for the nail heads that’s a head


    that’s very specific every nail takes a

    different kind of stamp lot goes into

    making a handmade shoe I don’t do it all

    the time but it’s nice to be able to

    make whatever you need in tricky

    situations like this it’s one of the

    great advantages of going through the

    AFA certification system

    it’s just skill building doesn’t mean

    you have to do it just means you can

    right now I’m punching the nail holes

    this is where it comes through and you

    get to pick your pitch you get to do

    everything custom heel nails are always

    a little more up and down than the toe

    nails flattening it out because there

    can’t be any sole pressure so the inside

    of the web has to be down I’ll be adding

    the toe clip just take a little more

    stress off the nail since it’s gonna be

    a heart bar shoe and we’ll build the

    nail and the strongest part of the foot

    that’s where it’s missing


    clips are very tricky a lot of people

    don’t like them or have had bad

    experiences with them clips are should

    be like rebar and concrete it should

    make it stronger and right here I’m

    setting it to the angle of the hoof wall

    and I’m measuring it right there too

    just a hair big tighten it up and then

    I’m checking the heel right there so I

    already have everything planned out

    right there it’s got to fit the radius

    of the toe so it’s not just bend it over

    burn it in like it has to fit exactly

    into the wall or it comes off tears more

    foot off and improperly applied clips I

    believe is why people don’t like clips

    right here I just marked it and then I

    clip it clip the hole out for where my

    toe clip will be so that I don’t have to

    burn as much

    and this horse doesn’t have a lot of

    foot so I have to be really careful on

    over burning it so what I’m trying to do

    is just set my clip I caught myself

    burning my toe clip a little off-center

    so now I have to Reno and fix that move

    it over and other than that though you

    can tell that the shoe fits pretty well

    and that goes back to all the

    measurements that we did so some minor

    adjustments to the shoe and then Tyler’s

    gonna weld a heart bar in it the whole

    idea of the heart bar is to ultimately

    make it a prosthetic limb he should feel

    like he has a normal roof because all

    the pressures on the Frog and the good

    hoof wall and none of the pressure is on

    the bad where he’s missing all of the

    hoof wall and the corium is exposed

    Source …

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