Hand Forged Gifts & Homeware

Braided Horseshair ‘The Double’ Horseshoe Wall Art

Two of our Original Horseshoe Hearts linked together by a pair of shoes either side.
Each heart is forged from one whole horseshoe.
A gorgeous way to use a Full Set of shoes combined with tactile horsehair braiding.

Please read carefully through the options for braid placement below.
Please note for EACH braid a pencil thickness of tail hair 40cm long is required.

Due to many differences in size, shape and style of horseshoes the braids you request may not always be possible or may need to be slightly shorter depending on the shoes you send us to use. If there are any adjustments that need to be made we will contact you to discuss. We do assume you will be sending us your own horseshoes & horsehair for this design. Please see 'delivery' tab under item image for further details about sending shoes/hair. If you would like us to provide horseshoes/horsehair please get in touch when you have placed your order to discuss. Read more →

Two of our Original Horseshoe Hearts linked together by a pair of shoes either side.
A gorgeous way to use a Full Set of horseshoes.
Add horsehair braiding to the horseshoes to Create an ultimate keepsake of a special friend.

Please read carefully through the options for braid placement below.

Please note for EACH braid a pencil thickness of tail hair 40cm long is required.

For Any Braid Placement not specified on the options please contact us to discuss here.

The Process

Each and every shoe we use for our creations is heated in the forge and cleaned by hand. We feel it’s important to take care over this process so as to retain as much of the natural character of the shoe as possible. Rust really does not matter so don’t worry if you have very rusty shoes that you’d like to use. Clips and nails are removed, although every now and then if a nail does seem very determined to stay put we will leave it be, it’s all part of the charm!

The Heart is skilfully hand forged from a whole horseshoe. It is not cut into two, nor then welded back together. The horseshoe stays whole, carefully worked into a heart shape with clean lines. The beauty is in it’s simplicity. Any personalisation on the shoe or heart will take place now before being linked together and welded in place.

Meticulous attention is then paid to the buffing and rasping of the piece to remove any sharp edges and bring up a gunmetal silver shine. A clear sealant to protect from rust is then applied. We recommend displaying your ‘Love & Luck’ Heart indoors and protected from the elements.

As a Keepsake of a Special Horse

As horse owners and lovers ourselves we know that sometimes you would like to have a creation made from your own horse’s shoes. This may be from the shoes worn at a significant show or event as a lasting reminder, they may make a lovely personal gift for someone who adores their equine friend, or you may like to have them as a sentimental keepsake after a much loved horse has passed away.

‘The Double’ uses four horseshoes in it’s construction. It could be made from either front or hind shoes, perhaps even from a combination of shoes from different horses. So long as the sizes of shoe were similar this piece would work wonderfully as a reminder of more than one precious four foot. One horseshoe makes one Horseshoe Heart. You can personalise your piece with names or dates if you would like. Please note sometimes we may need to apply personalisation where space allows dependant on the type and size of shoes rather than in a specific place.

Please be aware this design works well with standard sized horseshoes. Shoes such as natural balance, or any with extensions may influence the way in which shoes will link together. Please do contact us to discuss if you are unsure.

Lead Times:

We aim to dispatch candle, textile & gift voucher within 3 working days of receipt of your order.

For horseshoe creation lead times please bear in mind we are not Amazon! Please be understanding of the time, effort and care that goes into what we do.

The majority of our pieces are hand forged and crafted to order. In general please allow 3 weeks lead time for dispatch of your order. We do endeavour to be as quick as we can. We combine Horseshoe Hearts work alongside farriery (and any emergencies that occur with this!) and other work, family life and our own animals.

Please allow 4 weeks lead time for Braided Horsehair items and Horseshoe Photo Frames.

Some larger pieces and larger bespoke orders may take longer lead time.

Please Note: If using your own horse’s shoes delivery lead times are from the date your shoes are received by us, not the order date. Please ensure shoes arrive with us as promptly as possible.

Fast Track:

Fast Track is available on some horseshoe items for an additional charge.

Eligible items have Fast Track options on them on each individual item. These items have a 7 day lead time on receipt of your order, or if sending your own shoes 7 days from receipt of your shoes arriving with us. Please note we cannot guarantee any dispatch of an order in less than 7 days.

Sending your own shoes:

The address to send your horseshoes to is Horseshoe Hearts, 3 Cromer Close, Little Gaddesden, Herts, HP4 1PR. Please include a note with your name and order number so we know they are your shoes.

On check out you will be given the option to select your item under 2kg to be sent to you via Royal Mail First Class Signed For or via Special Delivery. Please note the only Special Delivery is tracked. Signed For acknowledges when the item is sent and when the item was received. It is not a tracked service. If you are sending precious shoes we recommend Special Delivery or other Tracked and Signed Service.

All items over 2kg will be sent with a courier (usually UPS) and are sent on a tracked and signed service.

International Orders:

We are happy to ship to most locations worldwide. International Delivery is for International Standard delivery. Approx. transit/shipping time between 5-10 days depending on your location. We cannot guarantee shipping times.


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