The Sidebone shoe will be one of 12 shoes involved in the Mustad Specialty Forging contest at the 2000 American Farrier’s Association convention in Ontario, Calif., next February 22 to 25.

The sidebone shoe is made from 11 by 3/8 by 3/4-inch stock. It is fullered inside, punched outside, uses six MX50 nails and is hammer finished. The following is a step-by-step instruction on how to make the sidebone shoe.

Dan Cook of Montague, Calif., is an American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier. Cook owns and operates Shasta Valley Forge in Montague. Shasta Valley Forge offers advanced forging and shoeing classes. Call (530) 459-0951 if interested.