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.
Any information on if these are for sale yet?
They will be for sale soon. I am working on finishing a production pair for review (life got in the way of hobbies). When I get the feedback I will update the design and post them as available (hopefully in the beginning of May).
Any idea yet on when these will be available to order and how much they will cost?