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    04-18-2012, 11:44 PM
quiet horseshoes?

I have a problem with sensitive hearing due to shooting guns. I know its messed up but its what I am trying to deal with.

Anyway metal shoes are too loud, I tried the ground control plastic shoes and they are still just a bit too loud. Now I do own a pair of boots and they work but I am just looking for a cheaper solution if I can. I am wondering if there is anything else out there that others have tried.

Thanks in advance for your replies and to those who have already helped me.
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    04-18-2012, 11:47 PM
Maybe you could wear earplugs?
    04-18-2012, 11:59 PM
^^That would also be my suggestion. Pretty much anything else (other than barefoot) is either going to be just as loud or much more expensive.
    04-19-2012, 12:00 AM
And without getting into it completely, just know that ear plugs and muffs don't work. And honestly who would want to ride like that all day. The boots do work I am just looking for other alternatives.

I have also made some shoes out of rock crusher conveyor belting which seem to be working but they are just an experiment still at this point.

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