kd hickstead


Beckie has been our farrier for a number of years now and never fails to amaze me how she treats each horse as an individual, always searching for a way to help the horse achieve his full potential by the correct shoeing and trimming.

A perfect example of this was with our horse Keep the Diamond (KD) to his friends. KD was showing lack of confidence in his jumping, especially on grass. When coming off a corner he would drop, and then coming into an oxer he would start to worry, often ending in a refusal. He also was very slightly lame on and off. So we decided to get his feet x-rayed. It was found that KD's pedal bone was flat to the floor, instead of being at a 4 degree angle, his pedal bone was only 1 degree.

After consulting with the vet and looking at the x rays Beckie suggested Performance Lever Reduction wedged shoes on his front feet.

As soon as we took him out jumping again he was a different horse in these shoes. Full of confidence over a course. Grass became his favourite jumping surface. Best of all he showed no more signs of lameness in all the years we owned him after this. We have recently sold KD, but are so impressed with these shoes that we have recommended that KD should always have them.


Tonia and Ashton Bricka


The Farriery Practice would like to thank everyone who attended our clients evening held in March. The evening was based on lower limb anatomy of the horse. It was a great success, filling the forge at Bridge House Equestrian Centre.

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Founded in 1990 by Mark Spriggs, Dave Nicholls and Mike Williams The Farriery Practice has grown into a successful Partnership of six Farriers who all strive to provide the best in service and knowledge.

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