I have a 9 year old gelding who I'm just beginning to use for drill team. He's going to be on a lot of pavement, so I was thinking about getting what we call shocker shoes, like these: Horseshoes: Rubber
Now these shoes cost 100 dollars each here to put them on and I just want to be sure I'm not wasting my money. Will the rubber last or should I get metal shoes or just not shoe at all? My gelding which I've had since March has not been shod yet.
(Also, my gelding recently had a stone bruise that came and went. Will the shoe affect this?)