Horse Shoeing & Trimming

Hot Shoeing

“Hot shoeing,” also called “hot setting” or “hot fitting,” is a common practice among farriers. After the foot has been trimmed, rasped and is ready for the new shoe, the farrier will heat the shoe in the forge and place it briefly on the foot to sear the path where the shoe will ultimately lie.

Farrier places hot show onto bottom of hoof to sear the foot.
“Searing” the hoof

Farriers use a Forge to heat the metal shoes
Farriers use a Forge to heat the metal shoes

Cold Shoeing

Barefoot Horses