When a shoe is loose, it either needs to be secured or removed. Sina Parsaye, DVM, of Parsaye Veterinary Services Inc., in Laporte, Colorado, demonstrates how to use a clincher or hammer to tighten a shoe or a puller to remove it. Preserving the hoof wall should be a priority, and your farrier should fix the shoe promptly.
What to Do When Your Horse’s Shoe is Loose
These tips can provide an interim solution to dealing with a loose shoe while you wait for the farrier.