I had them on for a day, others put them on at about the same time, and had same experience. Oh and in that day I did put about 18 miles on them, which is probably alot more than many of the horses using these see all summer. There are many products on the market, some work, some don't, some I find silly, some are vastly over priced, generally I figure to each his own. But if someone wants advice on a peice of gear, training aid, or device that I know for a fact is dangerous and can cause injury I'm going to let people know. I think if you read my posts I mentioned a possibilty of usefullness in therapy. Helping an arthritic horse has nothing to do with distance trail riding on gravel .
I just clicked on your profile and see your profession. Evidently you have a commercial interest in these things, which kinda explains your reactions and attempts to discredit the only person on here with experience with these things.
To anyone considering ground control shoes, don't pay for them until you have ridden in them awhile, also get a guarantee that dealer/ farrier, will come back and remove them free, oh and carry a hoof pick with you and stop every mile or so to get the rocks out.
Last edited by Joe4d; 11-06-2012 at 02:01 PM.