Volume 2 Issue 4:
Shoe Modifications - The Rolled Toe and Rocker Toe

by Dave Farley
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Two common modifications are the rolled toe and the rocker toe. Both modifications are used to enhance breakover or change the movement of the horse. The rolled toe and rocker toe should be fairly easy to make in one heat. Final touches to clean up edges can be done with a grinder or belt sander.

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Position at anvil and hammer angle for rolled toe.
Roll started, working shoe at edge of anvil.
Finishing roll, still working shoe at edge of anvil.
Starting rocker toe, working shoe at opposite edge of anvil.
Notice angle of shoe as rocker is continued.
Always provide sole relief on the rocker toe.
Rolled toe to left, rocker toe on right




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