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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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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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