In the Magazine: Step-by-Step, Pull a Shoe the Right Way

Excerpt from the September issue of Heels Down Magazine.

Expletive phrases that we can’t put in print are commonly heard when a horse decides to semi-remove his own shoe. How clever. Don’t worry, we’ve got step-by-step instructions here on what to do if this happens to you. But by all means, feel free to keep repeating the unprintable phrases. It helps.

Here’s our guide on how to pull off a horse’s shoe without minimal difficulty and the least amount of damage to the hoof.

First, grab some tools.  A well-stocked tack room should have:

  • Shoe puller (logical name)
  • Mallet
  • Clinch Cutter
  • Crease Nail Pullers

Read the full article and much more in the September issue. Download the Heels Down Magazine app in the iTunes AppStore: or Google Play for Android phones and tablets: Don’t forget, the first issue for new subscribers is FREE for 30 days!

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