Hot Shoeing

    Hot shoeing is a traditional hoofcare technique practiced for hundreds of years.  It involves shaping the shoe, and while still hot pressing it to the hoof for a short period of time.  Although there is considerable smoke and sizzling sounds, this does not hurt the horse, and in fact creates a more exact fit between the foot and the shoe.  It has been my experience that horses who have been hot fit also suffer a lower rate of white line disease or "seedy toe", due to the fact that the horn tubules at the bottom of the foot have been sealed so to speak by the hot shoe, not easily allowing dirt or bacteria to track upwards from the ground.