An unusual sculpture made from a full set of used horseshoes. A reminder of how important balance is to us equestrians and in daily life. A unique piece that would make a lovely momento made from shoes worn at a significant event or competition.
Celebrations, trophies, weddings and keepsakes
The horseshoe and the wealth of superstition surrounding them make horseshoe items such versatile gifts for any occasion.
Perhaps you’ve been to HOYS or another event important to you and you’d like to create something with the shoes that were worn there?
Perhaps you are running an event and want a trophy that will be a real talking point and stand out from the crowd?
Do you need to find a wedding gift for a horsey friend and you’re struggling for ideas? The giving of a horseshoe to the bride for luck on her wedding day makes any of our horseshoe gifts apt for a wedding day.
Perhaps your horse has sadly passed and you feel ready to have something special created from their last set of shoes. Our ‘Balance’ sculpture or our other horseshoe creations may provide what your are looking for.
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.
Adding an oak base
Our bases are made from solid oak, 15mm thick that we can stain in either a Light Oak tone or Medium Oak, you can select which you would prefer from the drop down menu. The horseshoe is securely bolted to the Oak Base. The beautiful tones and grain of the wood set off the gunmetal silver shade of the shoes to perfection. Size of Oak base may vary slightly to accommodate the size of horseshoes used.