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post #1 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 PM
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I wish I knew :) I'm curious to find out though
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 11:54 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 11:57 PM
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^this is correct as far as I know :)
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 06:14 AM
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Looks like some kind of variation of a heartbar shoe to me?
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 08:08 AM
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I agree, looks like a modification of the heartbar shoe

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post #7 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 10:25 AM
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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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post #8 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 10:56 AM
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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.
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-14-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much to everyone
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-14-2012, 06:11 PM
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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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