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A horseshoe hammer is a specialized hammer designed for use in the process of shoeing horses. It has a long, thin handle and a small, flat head making it ideal for farriers to be able to hit the nail through the horse's hoof.
Horseshoe hammers come in different sizes and weights, depending on the preference of the farrier. Typically, horseshoe hammers are made out of steel with a comfortable grip to provide good control and reduce fatigue during use.
Using a horseshoe hammer requires skill and experience as the farrier must carefully shape and fit each horseshoe to the individual horse’s hoof. The process often involves heating the horseshoe to make it more pliable, shaping it with a forge, and then attaching it to the hoof with nails. However not all shaping has to be done with the shoe heated and some changes to the shape of the shoe can be made cold shoeing.
The horseshoe hammer is an essential tool in the shaping process, allowing the farrier to work quickly and efficiently whilst ensuring the safety and comfort of the horse.
To complement our range of premium quality horse shoe hammers and nails, EQ Saddlery stock a complete range of all other farrier products and tools including steel and aluminum horseshoes, hoof stands, rasps, clinchers, hoof knives and more! Browse the entire range of farrier tools online at EQ Saddlery today!