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    11-23-2008, 10:15 AM
Question Shoe Question

Okay, This might be silly but why would a horse only have shoes on his front hooves?

Alright- fill me in!
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    11-23-2008, 11:58 AM
A horse carries 2/3 of their weight on the front feet.
    11-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Horse generally carry the majority of their weight on their front hooves ... therefor causing more wear on them ... some horses have other problems that require shoes on the front...
    11-23-2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks- makes perfect sense I read the replys and thought to myself "Duh!"...
    11-23-2008, 08:06 PM
My gelding has shoes only on his front hooves, but he has them for correctional reasons. I'll explain further if anyone wants.
    11-25-2008, 05:51 PM
My Mare and Gelding always just have the front ones done. They were a lot faster on the front when we trail ride.

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