Pictured Above: Mentmore, Wales, farrier Billy Crothers hammers a bob-punched toe clip back into its source (below).
If you apply concave horseshoes, there’s a chance you’ve been in a situation when you’ve needed to remove a bob-punched toe clip.
“Sometimes it happens,” Mentmore, Wales, farrier Billy Crothers told attendees at the Anvil Brand winter clinic. “Maybe you want to roll the toe or want side clips, and all you’ve got on your truck is a toe clip. What are you going to do with it? You have a choice of grinding it off or folding it over, but either way it looks ugly.”
The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member suggests firing up the forge instead.
“The best way to get rid of it is to stick it back into the source hole from which it came,” Crothers says while completing the task in 34 seconds. “Instead of just folding it over, just slowly tap it back in. Then you can turn that shoe into a nice rolled toe.”