A site dedicated to Farriers

Forge & Farrier, For Farriers

Notice Board Classifieds

Articles by Farriers

< back to previous page

Tendon Bar Shoe

 

  J & A Ferrie : Farrier Suppliers
   

Jim Ferrie a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers is also an appointed Examiner and Approved Judge of the Company. He was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2003 in recognition of Distinguished Accomplishments, Achievements and Contribution in advancing the Farrier Industry.

Jim, and his brother Allan, started J&A Ferrie in 1982 shoeing all types of horses and supplying farriers with shoes and nails, they also both lecture and give forging demonstrations worldwide. Here, Jim provides detail of the debilitating disease that is Laminitis.


Forging a Fish-tail Shoe and a Patten Bar Shoe from a Straight or Egg Bar

Select a bar shoe at least two-sizes larger than would fit the hoof, depending upon required heel height.

Step 1: Select a bar shoe two-sizes larger than would fit the hoof.

Step 1: Select a bar shoe two-sizes larger than would fit the hoof.

   
Step 2: Using the point of the horn and the round face of the hammer, forge the fish-tail.

Step 2: Using the point of the horn and the round face of the hammer, forge the fish-tail.

   
Step 3:  Completed fish-tail.

Step 3:  Completed fish-tail.

   
Step 4: Showing how the bar is formed from the fish-tail.

Step 4: Showing how the bar is formed from the fish-tail.

   
Step 4b: Showing the bar being flattened on the ground surface.

Step 4b: Showing the bar being flattened on the ground surface.

   
Step 5: The height of the bar can be varied by pulling the bar towards the toe.

Step 5: The height of the bar can be varied by pulling the bar towards the toe.

   
Completed shoe.

Completed shoe.



< back to previous page