April 18, 2013

Crushing Down Horseshoes

Here is a video clip of my good friend, Mike Rinderle, the guy with whom I created Hammering Horseshoes, helping a new horseshoe bender understand the technique of finishing off a horseshoe in the crush-down.

If you are having trouble finishing off shoes all the time, then it might not be a strength issue – it might actually be a technique issue. Listen to what Rindo says about angling the shoe and how to get drive out of your body, and how to work efficiently in order to compress the shoe down and get it beyond the 180-degree angle.

Got any questions on horseshoe bending? If so, post them below.

All the best with your shoe bending, everybody.