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  • Horse doesn't like frog pressure with heartbar
  • "mushroom shoes for quarter cracks"

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    11-12-2012, 07:54 PM
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Hello everyone, today I saw this strange horse shoes which I've never seen in my life. I was wondering if anyone knows what's their purpose and name..? Thanks in advance!!
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    11-13-2012, 12:46 AM
I wish I knew :) I'm curious to find out though
    11-13-2012, 12:54 AM
I haven't seen something like that. I did see ones shaped like a mushroom, so they put pressure on the frog. The ones I saw were for quarter cracks.
Im assuming these would be for frog pressure as well.
    11-13-2012, 12:57 AM
^this is correct as far as I know :)
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    11-13-2012, 07:14 AM
Looks like some kind of variation of a heartbar shoe to me?
    11-13-2012, 09:08 AM
Green Broke
I agree, looks like a modification of the heartbar shoe
    11-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
I feel as though it's a variation of heartbar shoes for all over pressure, both frog and sole. I imagine the horse has poor frogs and an issue with the sole that would make it sensitive (the name is escaping me at the moment D: ).
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    11-13-2012, 11:56 AM
I've seen those used a lot with standardbred race horses. It is a bar shoe and, if I remember right, helps to distribute the impact on the whole foot to take the "sting" away. Standies race and train on pretty solid ground.
    11-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Thank you so much to everyone
    11-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Green Broke
What's the point of putting pressure, when there will already be enough pressure on the front feet every time the horse lands from jumping????? O.o

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