How To Measure Your Horses Hooves - Finding the Proper Plastic Horseshoe Size

How To Measure Your Horses Hooves - Finding the Proper Plastic Horseshoe Size

Leslie Batistich

A common question we get is: How do I find the proper horseshoes size? 

A lot of times the horse owner is ordering the shoes so that the shoes are available and ready for application at time of their scheduled farrier appointment.

The HOOF-it Natural Flex composite plastic horseshoe is made from a high-tech composite material.  Since this material cannot be heated and shaped, as a steel shoe, these shoes come in a wide web pattern so you are able to trim the excess shoe off to customize to your horse's hoof. 

Tips:

  • When measuring, take into consideration when your horse was last trimmed or shod.
  • If in doubt, go up a shoe size.
  • Always measure to a bulb, not strait back.  This will ensure that you have enough shoes to support the horse. 

The video below shows you a simple way to measure your horse's hooves and find the proper size.