This gorgeous keepsake is made in collaboration with Faye & Barry from Horseshoe Hearts & Gifts. They have the greatest expertise and experience in producing fantastic works of art and keepsakes from your very own horses shoes. I am so delighted to be working closely with them to make this special piece for you.
THE HORSESHOE DETAILS
Horseshoe Hearts will carefully clean, polish, seal and if you wish personalise the horseshoe. You can supply your own shoe or one can be used from stock. Tail End Jewellery will then braid your horses hair and fit it into the shoe and return it to you presented in a jute gift bag. Send your horsehair and horseshoe (if using your own) to the address given in your confirmation email and Faye and I will coordinate the different processes.
If you would like your own shoe to be used, select this from the drop down menu.
If you do not have your own shoe and would like a stock shoe to be used, please choose again from the drop down menu and also as to whether you would like a rounder front shoe or more angular backshoe. If you would like to include details about your horse or pony, for example their height and breed, it may be possible to select a shoe appropriately sized.
As standard, toe and quarter clips are removed from the shoes. This is so that, if you would like to frame or hang your shoe, it will sit flat. If you would like the clips to be left on then please advise me in the special requirement box at checkout oherwise they will be removed as standard.
You can choose to have the shoe left plain, or if you wish it can be hand stamped and personalised (space allowing). Input the wording in the personalisation box.
You can also choose, if you wish, to have either rustic jute plait or white ribbon to enable you to hang your shoe.
THE HORSEHAIR DETAILS
For the horsehair braid, the hair needs to be minimum length 40cm and a good pencil thickness quantity.
If you are supplying your own shoe then the wear on the shoe will affect the length of braid that can be fitted. If the toe and groove around it is worn, then 2 braids either side of the shoe may be fitted in place of one continous one. Please scroll through the photographs to see examples.
Your finished piece will be sent back to you by Special Delivery. This is because of the tracking that you receive with this service. I want your horsehair and horseshoe to stay as safe as possible and although the risk cannot be eliminated entirely, special delivery I feel is the safest way.
Due to the bespoke nature of these shoes and both Tail End Jewellery & Horseshoe Hearts working together, please note that the leadtime is currently 3 weeks from receipt of horsehair and horseshoe. The early delivery option is not available on this item.