Hand Forged Gifts & Homeware

Original Horseshoe Heart Keepsake

Our Original Horseshoe Heart. Skilfully hand forged from one whole used horseshoe. Crafted with care to retain wear marks and character of it's old form combined with simple, clean lines of the new. Hand stamped personalisation is available on the arches of the heart, for names, dates or phrase to make your heart extra special and unique to you. Standard lead time 3 weeks. Fast Track Available. Read more →
£35.00

Our Original Horseshoe Heart. Skilfully hand forged from one whole used horseshoe. Crafted with care to retain wear marks and character of it’s old form combined with simple, clean lines of the new. Hand stamped personalisation is available on the arches of the heart, for names, dates or phrase to make your heart extra special and unique to you.

The Process

We can create these stunning hearts from your own horse’s shoes or use shoes from our own stock. Dirt, nails and rust are no problem, we can produce a lovely result even from shoes that are years old. Each shoe is first carefully cleaned by hand, and clips and nails are removed. Every now and then a nail head may be very reluctant to leave a shoe and so it remains part of the heart. They are then hand forged over an anvil. The process doesn’t end there, the hearts are rasped and buffed to removed any sharp edges and if required personalisation is hand stamped now. Each shoe has it’s own story and we aim to retain this in the completed heart. Every Heart as unique as the shoe it was forged from.

A Precious Keepsake

A heart crafted from the shoe of your own special equine friend makes a fabulous gift for any equestrian and a meaningful momento of a horse who has passed. We take great care of your own shoes, contacting you to let you know of their safe arrival and dispatching them back to you via a tracked and signed service as we know just how precious these items can be. We can use bar shoes to make Horseshoe Hearts, however they will look slightly different to our Hearts made from standard shoes. We never cut or remove any part of a shoe to make a Horseshoe Heart and so using bar shoes will give a slightly different shape and will retain a likeness of it’s original shape.

Weddings & Anniversaries

Our Original Horseshoe Heart makes a unique wedding or anniversary gift, as a twist on the traditional gift of a horseshoe to the bride or to represent iron or steel for a six or eleven years of marriage.

Packaging

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.

COVID19 UPDATE:

We are following all government guidelines and are open for business. Please bear in mind that while we do our best to make and send out your orders promptly some delays from our suppliers and with couriers may occur that may make lead times longer than anticipated. Please bear with us during these times.

Lead Times:

The majority of our pieces are hand forged and crafted to order. Please allow up to 3 weeks for dispatch of your order.

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 2 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:

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.

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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