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post #11 of 17 Old 11-02-2011, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Exaclty, smorbs. I can't begin to explain how important it is not to dump the hoof and just fit the hoof to the shoe!
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-02-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yes ridergirl, they come in sizes by mm.
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-02-2011, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Sure, it looks cool to have bright orange or royal blue shoes on your horse, ....
If you reckon that's cool, check out the Renegade hoof boots! I reckon they're ugly, esp the orange ones, but they seem to be a bit of a fashion statement!
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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Those aren't horseshoes. They're horseshoe shaped objects.

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post #15 of 17 Old 11-03-2011, 07:52 AM
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I believe that's your shortest post ever, Mark!!

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post #16 of 17 Old 11-03-2011, 09:13 AM
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This shoe is much the same as a natural balance shoe. The thick bold toe forces those farriers that fit their shoes to the end of the toe to set the shoe back a little which moves the point of breakover back. Low and behold you ease breakover and the horse moves better, it's a miracle!! You shouldn't need these gimmic shoes if you can properly fit a horse's foot IMHO.

As for plastic shoes, you nail them on and cut to fit. There's some leeway for proper nail placemant. They offer way better shock absorbsion than a pad that's mashed between the hoof and shoe. A good tool to have in any shoers bag of tricks.
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-05-2011, 10:45 PM
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I strongly believe that all other farriers should use this shoe. All others.

For all your farrier needs, GET BNT!
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