flat shod or light shod? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-04-2009, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: in east tennessee
Posts: 496
• Horses: 6
Talking flat shod or light shod?

whats the diffrence between flat shod and light shod?all of my horses (the ones without pads)were light shod.im just wanting to know the diffrence between light shod and flat shod.and what they really do for the horse in the show ring or on the trail.thnx.
chika1235 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-05-2009, 09:40 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 5,241
• Horses: 0
I knew this at one time and can't remember because I don't show.

I THINK more weight is allowed in the shoe for flat-shod classes. Or they may possibly be allowed to use a very light package on them.

Whereas lite shod may be just the standard keg shoe that one can trail ride with.

This PWHAT show bill indicates lite shod can show Western and English.

Flat shod classes were Model and also Park Pleasure. The comments for Park Pleasure state that bands can be used, so the horse is limited in the classes it can show in. The bands make me think that light packages may be allowed.

Welcome to Pwhat- Our Show Schedule

You could always e-mail PWHAT and ask them; I'm curious myself now that it's been brought up - lol lol

Last edited by walkinthewalk; 01-05-2009 at 09:44 PM.
walkinthewalk is online now  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Green Valley, IL
Posts: 2
• Horses: 1
Flat shod just refers to any horse not on a pad.

Lite shod is a division like park trail and country pleasure.
Steve and Blaze is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WANTED! 76 Lined sheet or light turnout luvs2ride1979 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-17-2008 08:11 AM
Prevent snowballs in shod horses appylover31803 Horse Grooming 39 11-26-2008 10:38 PM
Quick Sliver for Light horses? Dvine Horse Grooming 4 09-14-2008 08:11 AM
How many horses does it take to change a light bulb? crackrider Jokes and Funnies 14 10-17-2007 01:54 AM
Slowing down on light contact? nurse_in_boots Horse Training 6 09-15-2007 07:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome