Heart Bar Shoes - Cost? For Navicular?

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Q: Hi, I was wondering what is the going rate for heart bar shoes.  I have a throbred that needs heart bar corrective shoes on his front feet and where I am they cost around 180 dollars. Are they offered cheaper anywhere else or is it cheaper for me to buy the shoes on my own and have a blacksmith put them on for me? If you could answer this I would appreciate it!

My horse has navicular and needs them badly.

A: Your $180 figure is not out of line for well made and well applied heart bar shoes.

Whether factory-made shoes are a better deal depends entirely on the skill of the farrier you find to apply them and customize them to fit your horse. Generally with shoes of this sort I would go with hand-made ones because that would be more likely to be done by a skilled and experienced person.
 

Heart Bar Shoes are not at all what we would recommend for a horse with navicular syndrome. Read the articles on our web site at http://www.americanblacksmith.com/blacksmithstable/horseshoeing_questions-answers.htm for our opinion.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mary Bayard
Owner/trainer Dodge Creek Stables
The American Blacksmith
Oakland, Oregon

mary@americanblacksmith.com

 

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