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        11-23-2008, 09:15 AM
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    Foal
    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, 10:58 AM
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    Green Broke
    A horse carries 2/3 of their weight on the front feet.
         
        11-23-2008, 01:34 PM
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    Started
    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, 06:02 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks- makes perfect sense I read the replys and thought to myself "Duh!"...
         
        11-23-2008, 07:06 PM
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    Trained
    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, 04:51 PM
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    Foal
    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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