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post #1 of 2 Old 10-01-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic vs. Steel Kix for the Beast

Grrr...

Had a great ride in the hills high above Crystal yesterday.

And was planning on leaving this afternoon for Teanaway area for the weekend

BUT....
LT decided to remove one of his shoes this morning. The farrier wont be out until later today, too late to head across the mountain.

Which leads me to to again considering replacing steel with plastic. I carry an Easyboot for emergencies (fortunately,have never head to use it) but like the idea of boots.

The terrain I ride in mandates some type of hoof protection and I like the idea of not having shoes but am leery of pastern rubs, loss of boots in muddy areas, etc.

What are some of your thoughts on making the switch?

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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are you talking about glue on plastic shoes? i had discussed this with my farrier and she said that they are just another one of those gimmicks that would be fine for a horse that stays in a stall all day and doesnt get ridden very often lol. they are also twice as expensive, in my area that is. you shouldnt have to worry about rubbing with the boots, one of my friends uses those on her horse when they trail ride on both front feet, and theyve never had a problem like that. we went on one the other week and it was insanly rough and 4 hours long. as long as they are fitted properly i wouldnt see a problem.
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