At Berkshire Farriers we believe in keeping it simple! This is a classic example of how incorrect trimming and shoe placement can cause the foot to malfunction. An excess of heel causes the foot to migrate forward and heels to under-run, the bars to bend, giving the...

The BF team putting their skills to good use! This racehorse had severed most of its deep flexor tendon resulting in the toe pointing upwards. With the use of a fishtail bar shoe, we were able to regain a relatively normal hoof pastern axis. This...

 Pitch perfect!   Marcus nailing on some handmade shire shoes he made earlier in the week to help him understand the importance of nail placement for different styles of horses we encounter....

In the past year Berkshire Farriers have applied over 100 hospital plates! It’s great to have another AWCF join our team, already Ben Ebrey is using his years of knowledge and experience to help keep up with all our referral work. ...

This horse presented with a chronic vertical crack which also resulted in the horse being lame. This type of crack is more commonly known as a sand crack due to its position on the hoof wall. Treatment began with removal of the infection by paring out the...

 Foot balance for Donnington Grove Vets   A  great evening last night hosted by Equine at Donnington Grove Veterinary Surgery . Luke enjoyed his presentation on the importance of foot balance, we hope those that attended found it informative!...

This horse presented at the vets, with a suspected keratoma. A keratoma is the formation of abnormal tissue (benign tumour) within the inner layers of the hoof wall of the horses foot. X-rays were taken of the foot to identify exactly where the keratoma...

We are now offering a regular Saturday morning appointment service! Running alongside our emergency weekend cover, a limited number of appointments will be available every Saturday for your regular shoeing visits. Please note appointments will be available with our on call farrier only and a weekend surcharge will apply. In order to utilise our emergency service please call...

Some of you may remember this case from last year, this horse presented at the vets with “Seedy Toe" this is a separation of the horses hoof wall from the underlying sensitive laminae at the white line, resulting in a cavity which is...

  Berkshire Farriers continue to expand! This month we welcome two new faces to our team. The first of which is apprentice Chris Willetts, previously based in Sweden for 5 years. Chris completed his 2 year apprentice course at one of  Sweden's largest Equine Hospitals. He then spent the next 3...