The Horseshoe Hoofpick was one of our very first creations.
A useful piece of equipment both on the yard or while out and about our Hoofpick pair are carefully hand forged from a single, used horseshoe. The mini pick is a perfect size for popping into a pocket while out riding.
Each shoe, whether from our own used stock or created from your own horse’s shoe, is carefully heated and cleaned by hand to remove debris and dirt yet retain characterful knocks and wear marks. Every pick will vary slightly in size and design dependant on the original shoe used.
The standard size hoofpick is skilfully forged in a clean lined, ergonomic curve that sits comfortably in the hand. It is beautiful in it’s simplicity, reaches deep into clefts and makes light work of levering out any wedged stones.
Both picks are robust and hardwearing, designed and used daily by ourselves. Every hoofpick is treated in a clear sealant to prevent rust but your pick may develop a patina if exposed to damp or wet weather. This will not affect it’s use in any way.
Handstamped personalisation is possible and will be applied to both the standard and mini pick.
Your order will arrive with you in a branded jute gift bag.
They are ethically sourced and made of a natural fibre so you can just pop the ribbon out and pop it on the compost where it will break down naturally. Though we hope you may like to keep your jute bag and reuse it. Perhaps to store potatoes, carrots, maybe some grooming brushes or your plaiting kit, depending on the bag size. We’d love to hear what you come up with!
We have to confess, nostalgia did play a part in our choice! Do you remember those old jute horse rugs of days gone by? They were so heavy! Secured with a roller! A far cry from the modern horse rugs we see today! Did you know Mr HH’s father was also a farrier? Barry remembers the big jute sacks full of shoes that were delivered to his father’s forge.
So, for us, these rustic little bags made the perfect choice to present our horseshoe creations in. A small acknowledgement of where we came from, while being eco friendly which is a real necessity moving forwards.
We aim to use wherever possible 100% recyclable card & paper packaging, including the tape on the postal boxes, so you can pop it all into the recycling bin once you order arrives safely with you.