I think they are O'Dwyer brand? Standard hack shoe is what the package says. That's all we have, except for a pile of random ones that don't match and some have the toe clips cut off. But we don't use those, left over from some other manager obviously! We don't have a forge, just an anvil to do minor adjustments I guess. The shoes fit relatively well out of the pack, the hinds are a bit round but not too bad.
In regards to the shoe snapping, it would have been wear I think, the paddocks these horses live in are all sharp rock, let alone when they go out mustering. It surprises me that they don't have more lameness and stone bruises than try do, the ground is terrible for horses. One of the main reasons I chose not to bring my horses up here!
The nippers we have here are diamond brand - I have my own pair at home in my kit, I haven't had any trouble with them but obviously my horses have much softer feet and I don't need to use them often.
I'm keen to have a go at hammering the back nails in first, I think it will really help. However we just got everyone done, so it will be a little while unless someone pulls a shoe in he meantime!
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