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Shoeing FAQ - How Often Should My Horse Be Re-Shod?

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Question: Shoeing FAQ - How Often Should My Horse Be Re-Shod?
Answer: Plan to have the farrier reset your horse’s shoes approximately every six weeks. The shoes should be shaped to the horse’s feet for a custom fit.

When the shoes are reset, the farrier will pull the shoes off, trim the hoof growth off and nail the same shoes back on. Shoes can be reset as long as there is no excessive wear. Once the shoes start to thin a new set will have to be put on. The initial shoeing will cost more than a reset.

Signs your horse needs to be reset are:

  • Loose nails that push up from the hoof wall.
  • A shoe has come off altogether.
  • The hoof is starting to overgrow the shoe and is getting out of shape.
  • The show has become excessively thin or worn unevenly.
  • The shoe seems twisted on the foot.
  • The shoe is loose.

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