An update to: 19 JAN: Working on Hoof Mitts
I have finished the prototype (Mk2) hooves. I decided to change from a padded mitt to a covering strap due to lack of a leather rated sewing machine.
The current design:
Hoof wall and sole are made of heavy leather (~10oz) and are stitched together with waxed linen thread. It is shoed with a St Croix Forge steel horseshoe (Lite Rim size 0) and Capewell nails. The inside has a padded suede base. The suede pastern and cuff loops are attached with brass chicago screws (with blue LOCTITE).
The cuff is 1.75in wide with a center bar roller buckle. The cuffs should fit wrists up to 8.5″ around. A heavy-gauge D-ring provides a point of attachment.
Shonw here are Bone colored hoofs with chestnut pasterns and black cuffs.
Production options include (depending on what my leather suppler has available at the time):
- Hoof Colors Options: Black, Brown, or Bone (pinkish, seen above)
- Pastern Color Options: Black, Brown, Chestnut, Tan, Grey Suede
- Cuff Color Option: Black, Brown, and Natural Color.
Custom modifications may be possible depending on material availability.