Fitting A Horse Shoe
After the shoe is shaped to match your horse's hoof, it will be attached with nails. The nails should always be outside the sensitive lamina, otherwise the horse could bleed and experience pain. The hoof will be slightly larger than the shoe until your farrier finishes the foot with the rasp.
The Mysterious Hoof
I encourage horse owners to learn all about the structures inside and surrounding the hoof. It's important that you understand the way the frog works, how the heels expand and contract upon impact, and what a well balanced foot looks like on your horse.