The ICAR Shoe Spreader is a new iteration of an old concept. When the handles are open and the user moves them to spread the shoe, the ICAR Spreader functions are set to contact when closed. This allows for optimum leverage when the handles are open and the farrier moves them to spread the shoe. The ICAR Spreader also has many cogs to accommodate different shoe sizes. Many angles are incorporated into the cogs to ensure that the shoe is the best fit for you.