Lucky personalised horseshoes
Used horseshoes have traditionally been believed to be full of luck. Depending on your point of view they can be hung upwards to keep the luck in, or pointing downwards to let the luck drip out. I am happy to paint your personalised ‘shoe either way!
The process and prices
I buy my used horseshoes from the local farrier. They are then de-nailed, scrubbed (a smelly job), holes cleaned, sanded, painted with 2 coats of undercoat, and 2 coats of top coat before I add the miniature decoration. Once decorated all my ‘shoes are finished with a coat of clear external varnish.
Prices start at £15 for up to three words, £20 for up to 7 words. Please remember space is limited and although I am happy to consider all requests sometimes your wording might not fit. Postage is an additional £3 or free collection when I am trading from Pea Green
Turn around time
I usually have in stock a few horseshoes with base colours already applied. Therefore I am usually able to finish your horseshoe within a few days of ordering.
At the bottom of this page I have added photos of recent commissions
Wedding horseshoe commissions
This summer (2018) I have been busy painting wedding horseshoes. They make a lovely and unusual gift for the couple. Cream has been the most popular base colour for wedding horseshoes. The wording is completed with gold and highlighted in white.
House name horseshoe
You don’t have to own a boat to have a horseshoe. Regular visitors to Welford commissioned me to paint a sunny shoe for their Sunbeam cottage.
How to order
To order simply contact me via email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I usually respond within a couple of hours. When it comes to paying I accept PayPal or can message you my bank details for BACS. I try and list postage/packing on my pages, and am of course happy to combine postage.