Keeping it Simple At Berkshire Farriers we believe in keeping it simple! Above 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...

The Berkshire Farriers team have been putting their skills to good use. This racehorse (above) had severed most of its deep flexor tendon resulting in the toe pointing upwards. Treatment With the use of a fishtail bar shoe, we were able to regain a relatively normal hoof...

Pitch Perfect Here, Marcus is 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. ...

This is a recent case of a dressage horse which had insufficient heel support and an excessive amount of heel,resulting in inflammation of the fetlock joints.  Berkshire Farriers re-balanced the feet to achieve a better hoof pattern axis (HPA).  Wide web shoes were applied with...

Vertical Cracks This horse was presented with a chronic vertical crack which resulted in the horse being lame. Cracks may form in the horse's hoof wall, usually in a vertical direction, and either originate from the ground surface (sometimes called grass cracks) or, less commonly, from the coronary...

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

Seedy Toe Last year a horse was 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 prone to infection.  This is also know as...

Berkshire Farriers continue to expand This month Berkshire Farriers welcomes two new faces to our team. Chris Willetts 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. Chris then spent 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! ...

PA/Office Administrator We are looking for a full-time administrator - the role is varied and will include booking appointments, liaising with clients, invoicing, general book keeping, payroll, HR, Health and Safety and more.  Our ideal applicant should have a good understanding of Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel...