A shoe placed on an NYPD horse is fabricated to fit New York’s unique urban environment, with techniques such as the addition of Drill Tech. This is a titanium strip that’s heat molded to three points of the horseshoe to give it grip and extra protection from road hazards such as construction debris that are a constant on the streets of New York.
Martinez calmly strokes NYPD police horse Centennial as he takes the horse from its stall for a horse shoe fitting and replacement.
Marcus A. Martinez Jr., a NYPD Horseshoer, leads NYPD police horse Centennial to a cross tie before putting on a shoe.
Horseshoes of different shapes and sizes hang on the inside of the mobile shop.
While working out of a mobile workshop, Martinez begins to mold the shoe for Centennial.
Steam and smoke envelopes Martinez as he works.
Martinez prepares the shoe for Centennial.
Martinez works to adjust a shoe for Centennial.
Martinez adjusts the shoe.
With the mobile horseshoe shop in the background Martinez puts a shoe on Centennial.