The featured product of the week is the Jim Blurton sports straight bar horseshoe.

With over 40 years experience in the industry, Jim Blurton is a world champion farrier who is a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of specialist horseshoes and farrier tools. Internationally recognised for the crafting of functional, high-quality horseshoes and tools, Jim Blurton farrier products are distributed globally to horse owners and farriers who are dedicated to horse welfare and maximising equine performance. 

The sports straight bar is available as part of the Jim Blurton remedial horseshoe range. This featured product has been developed in-house at Jim’s forge on the outskirts of Welshpool and has been tested by leading farriers and equine experts.

Read on to find out more about the Jim Blurton Sports Straight Bar horseshoe.

Product Information 

Designed for the sport horse with a wide section, the Jim Blurton sport straight bar horseshoe incorporates a rolled toe which extends as far as the toe quarter, reducing the strain on the coffin joint during break over. The bar follows the shape of the heels reducing the chance of pulled shoes. The shoe incorporates a roll toe and is safed off at the heel.

This shoe offers support to the heel and frog spreading the weight evenly throughout the foot. This shoe has a bar that runs directly between the two heels, enlarging the ground-bearing surface at the back of the foot. The shoe is ideal for competition horses, as the bar does not protrude excessively at the back of the foot, whilst offering enlarged ground-bearing surface.

The Jim Blurton shoes are unique as they incorporate pitched nail holes, providing a different angle for each nail making it easier to nail on. The horseshoes are available with side or toe clips and they have a countersunk position for stud holes. The straight bar shoe is available in multiple sizes (section size increases with size of shoe).

Where can you buy the Jim Blurton Sport Straight Bar horseshoe

The sport straight bar (toe clipped and side clipped) is available from £17.00 – £20.50 ex VAT in 8 sizes. It is available online, direct from the Jim Blurton shop, it is also stocked at a number of stockists worldwide – find your nearest stockist here.