Design your own lucky horseshoe, created from your horseshoes or our own stock. This is the item to pick if you have a shoe that you would like restoring. Chose from just rust and nail removal and clean, together with a polish and the lacquer. Or choose to have hols put into your shoe so it can be hung from a wall and even add some test. Be it names, dates or a phrase. Whether you want to give the gift of luck for a house warming, wedding, graduation, or a keepsake of a precious horse, you can choose what you want to say to create a special and unique piece.
Folklore states that only used horseshoes are considered lucky as the luck is struck into them with every foot fall of the horse.
Each used horseshoe has clips and nails removed then is heated in the forged and cleaned by hand to remove dirt, grit and rust. Every one is the buffed to bring to a natural gunmetal silver tone. Shades may vary according to the metal alloy the shoe is made from, some come up brighter than others. Personalisation is then hand stamped carefully onto each shoe.
When sending your own shoes depending on the style and type of shoe space may be limited and placement of text may vary to fit. If you would like to use your own shoe please bear in mind what flat surface may be available to stamp on. Do fill in a contact form and drop us a message if you are unsure.
You can choose whether to have holes placed in your shoe and hung from jute plait or white ribbon, or you may wish to not have holes and a hanging material so you can place your horseshoe perhaps in a frame or on a box.
We are open and following all government guidelines. We will endeavour to keep to our guide lead times but please be aware that postal delays are possible in the current times.
The majority of our pieces are hand forged and crafted to order. Please allow up to 3 weeks for dispatch of your order – we are entering our busy Christmas Period and while we make every effort to keep to 3 weeks, due to high volume of orders it may be be slightly longer.
Please allow 4 weeks lead time for Braided Horsehair items.
Some larger pieces and bespoke orders may take longer lead time.
Artwork (excluding commission pieces) & Gift Certificates will be dispatched within 3 working days.
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 is available on some 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.
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.