Blue Pegasos horseshoe nailing instruction

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okay I'm just going to take you through

the nailing procedure for a blue Pegasus

shoe but get quite a few questions from

people who can trim themselves but may

be a little bit nervous about nailing

there's no real mystery to nailing if

you can use a hammer drive an island or

piece of wood you can do it into a hoof

you just got to make sure of a couple of

things that are pretty important so as

you're not to damage the horse at all so

first thing I'll take you through is the

nail now this is an e head nail these

are a pretty good one to start with

because they've got a pretty solid shank

and they're actually recommended for the

pair for the blue Pegasus shoes now

they're a lot easier to drive than a VH

now when you're learning basically

because the heads are basically the same

size or the same shape on each side and

it's got a pretty heavy shaft and

they're a lot harder to bend now you'll

notice on every nail it has a bevel on

the tip now the bevel on the tip is

there for a reason and the reason is to

make sure that the nail drives in a

particular direction so you must make

sure when you're going to drive an

island or horse or school that the bevel

is facing inside right that's really

really important now with the bevel

facing inside as you drive the nail the

nail want to migrate outward if you turn

the nail around the wrong way and have

the bevel on the outside the nail is

going to want to go in this way which is

very bad you'll hit sensitive tissue

prick your horse and end up with all

kinds of problems another way to double

check that you've got around the right

way is manufacturer keeps a stem

on the head of each now this is a must

dad nail you'll see on the head there

there's an M the must at sign

now the stamp is always on the same sort

as the bevel so keep the stamp and the

bevel to the inside and you'll be pretty

safe if you have around the other way

you'll be in all kinds of tropical

trouble so we move on to where to put

your nail and presuming that you're all

well-educated enough with the hook to

know what the different landmarks are so

all this area in here the white and gray

area that's all

all sensitive tissue right as you go

toward the outside of the hoof come into

the little groove there and that's the

white line pass the white wine you got

your inner wall and then your outer wall

and there's a bit of a line in between

the two walls they call that the water

line now if you I'll just grab the

hammer if you by chance just drive your

nail into the outer wall of the book all

that will happen is it will split so

that's the outer wall you'll see that's

just starting to split the fourth then

because the outer wall just doesn't have

the strength to hang on to the nail so

that's not where we want to put the nail

and tidy up a little bit to show you a

little bit clearer okay so show you a

little bit clearer what we're talking

about so all this is song right this

white line is quite large and see the

lemonade coming around here that's the

white line and then we've got the inner

wall here and then there's that little

color change towards the outer wall so

you can drive a nail into the inner wall

relatively safely but it will tend to

want to make the roof split longer-term

so where we want to put the nail is into

the white line

right so all the tissue in here is sold

the colored part here is solved now

that's all sensitive tissue so you don't

want to drive a nail anywhere inside

here there just what it the term is

pricking or quick in your horse and

you'll make it was very very lame very

very fast and it's a long recovery

process from pricking the horse so no

matter what you do you want to make sure

you stay outside the edge of the salt so

we're we want to drive the nails into

the white line so the white line is

basically the connective tissue between

everything inside the hoof of the wall

and it's a very good place to give us

the best grab when we drive a nail so if

you're driving Ireland the outer wall

it's just going to split if you drive it

into the inner wall yeah you'll get a

reasonable grab but it'll want to it'll

tend to want to split as well so the

best place to drive your nails into the

white line so there's no reason to be

scared about driving it out onto the

white line because white line is not

sensitive tissue obviously on the inside

of it it is but to the middle to the

outside it's not sensitive at all and as

we're driving the nail in an outward

direction you could you'll travel up the

white line for a little bit and then

you'll start heading out and the horse

won't feel a thing so make sure your

bevel is to the inside and your stamp to

the inside put it in the white line to

your taps like that okay and see the

horse is not objecting to that very

simple stuff that's where you put your

nail into the white line so if you know

you're huffing out of me reasonably well

you'll know that the hoof wall doesn't

really change in thickness from the

bottom to the top it's pretty much the

same thickness all the way up so what

you want to do is drive your nail in a

certain depth following the white line

and bring it out through the walls once

you've got a decent grab and the best

way to get a good grab is to drive in

the white line that will give your best

holding performance from nailing on any

shoe let alone the blue Pegasus shoot



ok so now we've established where we

want to actually drive our nun which is

into the white line which you can see

quite clearly there now this way to

avoid any nasty accidents with the blue

Pegasus shoot is just grab a UH an eco

pen or a sharpie and Mark your white one

so put a distinct black mark on your

white line and you'll be able to see

that clear as a bell through the shoe

which gives you a great guide finger

nailing okay so that's the white line

marking the white line so when you lift

your shoe put it on tough dunno if the

camera will pick that up but I can see

that clearly black line through all my

nail swaps so I know exactly we're

driving our remembering that the white

line is going to give us the best

purchase possible shoe hole now we mark

the white line black Nicko so it's very

clear you can see it through the shoe

right now what's your place it should

where you like it choose now make sure

you bevel in the stamp is facing the


place it over the white wine in the shoe

a couple of gentle taps till you get the

right line okay you need to pitch your

nail ever so slightly that is your pitch

your nail to the angle of the hoof long

you're driving into that enables the

what the nail to drive a reasonable

distance in before it starts to curve

out be just nail straight or to straight

you just don't get enough grabbing the

wall and you're sure we'll just

basically come off and just kind of the

war on its own just can't hold onto the

shoe so again with your hammer

just hold it nice and gently at the

bottom of the handle using the weight of

the hammers head not the action of your

arm to drive in the nail okay so nice

and gentle two taps

you'll actually hear that nail coming in

here that's out there and feel it with

my finger a couple of taps till it's

level with the shoe and then we want to

ring the nail off so bringing the nail

off it's just a matter of getting the

fork of the back of the hammer jiggling

it slightly onto the nail head giving it

a twist and the head of the nail pops

off now that's important with your ring

it off will bend it over or whatever

don't leave the nail just poking out is

if the horse pulls back even if you're

wearing chaps the now can just go

straight through okay so I will show

that again stand and bevel on the inside

okay now over the black line that we put

on the white white one couple the taps

bit of a pitch get it set into the white

line and then using the weight of the

head of the hammer okay and ring it off

couple the jiggles on bit of a twist

that's the nail off easy as pie

same process with the rest of your nails

when you come back further on the fourth

you've got a steeper wall so you don't

want to pitch your now quite as much

okay so in the angle of the wall here

that starting to come out okay I can

feel it there all right bring off the

top same again on the other side you can

see the black mark you've made on the

white line through blue Pegasus shoe a

couple of taps to pick up the white line

how you know you're inside using the

weight of the hammer at chums of course

this comes with practice you're not

going to be nailing perfectly the first

time you do it but at least when you

know where to drive it into the white

line you'll know Ella to be safe and get

good by the game bevel inside stamp

inside on the black line pitchers a

little bit gentle tap using the weight

of the hammer and the wrist can hear

that's coming out and feel it there

bring it off okay

just change it up here we've got a BH

head nail so you can see that they're

slightly different in shake size and

shape shape right BH inside time deal to

the pitch actually comes all right easy

as that

ok so now we've got the nails in want to

make sure we punch them down really

important part of the blue Pegasus shoes

of the tool means you won't punch them

too far what you do really have to

countersink it gives them a much better

holding capacity because the same flex

in the polyurethane shoe it puts a lot

of sheer force on your nail head so if

the shoe wants to move around it'll tend

to want to share the nails off so really

important to punch these down alright

just a couple of taps I mean I like to

give them a little bit of a clinch just

a little half Bend and this just saves

any drama will you turn the hoof over

the other way that you might pinch the

nail back through so punch down for

points and solid put a half clinch on

the nail and then we'll turn our over

and do everything else from the top

okay so we're just going to take you

through how to do the clenching it's a

different boss different day from the

first part of the video but we've got

our runoff nails poking through the hoof

wall here

okay now the depth you drive your nails

is really up to you I prefer to keep

them a bit low put them a little bit

higher on this horse just to avoid these

nail holes because a couple of little

splits there so I don't really want to

get in in the way of those this time

around so we just start just going to

cut off any extra bits there you want to

leave about two or three millimeters now

hanging out anymore is a bit of waste

any less you won't get enough of a

clench so now what you want to do is get

your eyes you can use a gouge for this

it's a lot neater with a gouge but I

find the edge of the rasp is fine I'm

really not worried about that what they

look like once they go and step in mud

and dirt and all that kind of stuff so

you just take the edge of rasp this side

just give it a little groove just gently

swiping underneath the tip of the nail

in that just allows the clinches

somewhere to sit in and your phantom

over so you get your clinching tool I

like to doing a bit of a double motion

so a bit of a half Bend then grab the

tip give it a good clench in work sewn

move a half Bend and then a good clench

in same again with this one bit of a

half Bend and then a good clench in if

you can see that when it comes time to

tidying up your clinches the steel shoe

generally what you do is rust those

clinches all the way down to the hoof

wall make them nice and smooth but with

a polyurethane

from blue Pegasus you got to leave a

fair bit more clinch there if you don't

leave enough clinch the shear force on

the nail or just basically we're going

back out so when you're tightening up

the clinch you know it's really just a

quick bath work sighs and that's about

the end of the procedure just take off

any DAGs okay just before you tiny uh

prisons at the horse

wait so you want to shoot before you

tidy up the edge of the show you a

couple of little meters expert bring

home a shirt okay and that's about that

that's a bit all you need to do there