Cyrill ZuberFarrier

"...without hoof no horse..."


The hoofsmith comes...

The blacksmith comes every six to eight weeks. He prepares the hooves of barefoot horses or he shoes them. The blacksmith's work is good if the hooves have their natural size and shape at the end, and if they are adapted - with and without iron - to the purpose of use and the physical characteristics of the horse.

Cyrill Zuber, Huf-Schmied

For new customers, a discussion is held before the start of the fitting in order to clarify various important points (age, type, construction of the horse, limb position, wear of the horseshoes, use of the horse, gaits in step, trot and gallop, etc.). The fitting is then defined in consultation with the customer (rider / horse owner). As a rule, the normal fitting (with ideal position or only slight deviations) is appropriate for most horses.

Our Service

Farriery Cyrill Zuber offers you thus

How can you please me and make my work easier? Quite simply, by letting your horse shoe with clean, dry, ungreased hooves and not having to be lured from the pasture, we don't always have enough carrots with us...

Hoof care

We find the highest measure of naturalness with the barefoot walking horse. In the original way of life of horses, abrasion and horn growth balance each other out, and the optimum hoof shape and position is maintained. The horse, which lives in the care of humans, must be helped to keep its hooves healthy. One of the most important aspects of shoeing is to make sure that the movement is not restricted during the whole shoeing period, for example by hooves that are too flat, too long toes and similar things. I recommend that horses be shoed every 7 to 10 weeks, depending on their intended use. The hooves should be cleared daily without damaging the frog. About twice a week the hooves should be washed clean and greased - still damp. The fat helps to keep the moisture in the hoof. Dry hooves should not be greased as the grease would seal the hoof horn and thus prevent the absorption of moisture.

Good to know

The horse should stand clean and dry, otherwise the hooves will soften. Soft hooves make a solid shoeing impossible. I also recommend to clear the hooves before every grazing. Mistrestiges are pressed otherwise deeply into the Strahlfurchen and can cause Strahlfäule. Of course, the hooves should also be cleared after grazing. Shoeing as such is actually a necessary evil. It would be nice if wear and growth of the hoof were in balance. Unfortunately this is not the case! The hoof therefore needs protection. A good solution could be found with the conventional hoof shoe. An extremely important point in shoe fitting is that we do not artificially lengthen the hoof, as otherwise the rolling of the front hooves can no longer be optimally guaranteed.