The heart-bar shoe has remained a popular therapeutic solution for farriers since Burney Chapman re-popularized its use decades ago. In this video, farrier Nigel Fennell shows the steps for making a hind heart bar and explains what he did at each heat. This shoe can present challenges to the farrier, whether making it at the horse or during competition.

Nigel Fennell is the owner of Foremans Forge and Tools in Irvine, Ky. He has created dozens of opportunities annually for farriers to work in his forge and improve their skill. For a full list of his classes, visit his website.