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which do you prefer hot shod or cold shod ?

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    06-08-2012, 01:02 PM
  #11
Weanling
Kinda funny but I had been around horses for many years, 4-H, play days, a little showing, the race track (we raised and ran quarterhorses) and it wasn't until well into my adulthood that I ever even heard of "hot shoeing" and I have still never seen it done live. Of course with the little aluminum racing plates I don't think it would even work. Looks like it would work really well with iron shoes but very uncommon in my area.
     
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    06-10-2012, 11:06 PM
  #12
Weanling
I find both acceptable, my farrier does hot shoeing so that is what I do. If I do shoe but to my preference I like hot shoeing.
I'm going to compare these two methods with half chaps. Our cold shoeing method will be a pair of $20 ovation half chaps. They can be worn in, rode in, and etc regularly. They stretchy though and because there isn't a certain size for your calves, they either will be snug or tight. They don't ride down, like good half chaps do, and they are likely to break. Cold shoeing is basically a standard horse shoe but all you can do is beat it enough to dent it to "fit" the horse to the best of how hard you can hammer the shoe.
A pair of Ariat half chaps are exactly like dress boots; they ride down, come in fit sizes, and other boot like similarities. Hot shoeing is a standard horse shoe but you can actually bend it to an exact shape.
Which is more comfy and last longer? The ariat ( hot shoe) or ovation (cold shoe)
     
    06-11-2012, 01:37 PM
  #13
Weanling
I have always liked hot shoeing, but where I am now there aren't many shoers that do it. I don't need it now anyway as my horses are barefoot, but an appendix QH I had required shoes all around. He had the worst feet, flat as pancakes, thin walled, just horrible in every aspect. We always had to have him hot shod because 1. A regular cold shoeing was not going to hold, he'd throw them in a matter of days 2. His feet were so crazy his shoes had to specially formed to his feet. The only other horse I have had shod was an Arabian. When I first got him, his feet were cracked really bad and the farrier hot shoed his fronts. We got him grown out and I let him go barefoot. Some years later I entered him in an endurance ride and I knew there would be a good bit of gravel so I had him shod just for that. It was a cold shoe job, and it looked good, but I just didn't like it as well as when he was done hot.
     
    06-11-2012, 09:47 PM
  #14
Weanling
Hot shod or cold?

There's a simple answer I share with the younger guys coming up in the trade.

Son, that forge ain't for heatin' up your lunch!

Strike it hot and burn 'em on!

Cheers,
Mark
kait18 and Cotton like this.
     
    06-11-2012, 09:54 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Strike it hot and burn 'em on!

Yea!!!
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    06-12-2012, 01:34 AM
  #16
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although I do hate the smell.
I love the smell, it's actually one of my favorite smells.
     
    06-13-2012, 04:46 PM
  #17
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Haha well when I get home I will take a pic of the hot shoe job my old farrier did and the cold shoe job the new farrier did... I personally like the clean look the hot shoe gives but the job the new farrier did just looks like crap... I have another farrier coming out next week to look at them.

So I will post pics soon
     

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