The featured product of the week is the Jim Blurton Lateral Extension Hind horseshoe.

The lateral extension hind horseshoe is available as part of the Jim Blurton remedial horseshoe range. It has been designed and developed in-house at Jim’s forge in Mid Wales, where it has been tested and refined by leading farriers and equine experts. 

Jim Blurton is a world champion farrier with over 40 years’ experience. His brand is internationally acclaimed for the design, manufacture and distribution of specialist horseshoes and farrier tools. Jim Blurton is widely acknowledged as a market leader in the crafting of functional, high-quality horseshoes and farrier tools. They are used across the globe by farriers and horse owners who are dedicated to horse welfare whilst maximising equine performance.

Read on to find out more about the Jim Blurton Lateral Extension Hind horseshoe.

Product Information 

The lateral extension hind horseshoe is used for many different things:

  • Very useful for horses that ‘brush’ as its works by widening the horse’s gait during locomotion.
  • Can also be used as a support shoe and in the treatment of bone spavin.
  • Horses with bone spavin attempt to unload the dorsal (front) aspect of the small tarsal joints by redistributing their weight.
  • The lateral extension is used in an attempt to make the horse more comfortable, by changing the weight distribution.

Jim Blurton has made sure that the farrier can easily fit these and have confidence in their stability.

  • Deeper fullering on the outside branch of the shoe maintains a good strong nailing.
  • The shoe has no welds, ensuring there are no weak points in the shoe.
  • The shoe incorporates a roll toe and is safed off at the heel.
  • Side clips are standard and they have counter sunk stud hole islands.
  • Unique to these shoes they incorporate pitched nail holes providing a different angle for each nail making it easier to nail on.

Where can you buy the Jim Blurton Lateral Extension Hind horseshoe

The Jim Blurton lateral extension hind horseshoe (side clipped) is available from £16.50 ex VAT in 4 sizes. It can be purchased online direct from the Jim Blurton website, it is also stocked at a number of stockists worldwide – find your nearest stockist here.