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post #1 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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borum????

whats borum or the metal bands that go across the tn walker or gaited horses hooves?ive heard of the word before but what is it used for and does it hurt the horse?is it legal in horse shows?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 09:55 PM
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Do you mean Borium? Borium (seen mostly by mountain riders) is pieces of metal welded to the horse's shoe, that helps the horse get traction in loose or rocky trails. It "grips" the ground, helping keep a good stride in bad footing. I'm sorry if this is not what you are talking about...:/

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If it is Borium, we use to use it during the winter when I lived in PA. It was used for traction on the roads and over rocks which could have ice on them. I've never heard it used specifically for TWs.

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no I don't think that is it.it looks like a metal band that you put around the coronary band for gaited horses.it doesnt look like it has any traction at all.but thanx for your help!
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Ditto the others if you are meaning borium.

Borium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One can also buy borium head nails which give a lot more traction and even footing for a trail horse than the usual three glumps of borium that are welded to the horse shoe.

I have owned Tennessee Walkers for 19 years and I am also curious as to how and why borium is associated specifically with them -- if that is the word you are meaning

Borium is used on any horse to help keep them from sliding on paved roads or to give them traction when going thru rocks. It has nothing to do with breed.

There are metal bands that are used on some Walking horses for certain classes they are shown in because these horses wear "stacks" or "pads" to enhance their natural gait. The metal bands keep those stacks on. They are legal.

Before the advent of boots, I have seen metal bands used on any breed of horse that is used on the trails and who had a tendency to throw shoes. Many times farriers would (and maybe still do) band shoes to keep the horse from throwing them.

Again, just curious what prompted the question and why it's associated with Tennessee Walkers?
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^^I'm guessing they thought that borium had to do with stacks..

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Ditto the others if you are meaning borium.

Borium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One can also buy borium head nails which give a lot more traction and even footing for a trail horse than the usual three glumps of borium that are welded to the horse shoe.

I have owned Tennessee Walkers for 19 years and I am also curious as to how and why borium is associated specifically with them -- if that is the word you are meaning

Borium is used on any horse to help keep them from sliding on paved roads or to give them traction when going thru rocks. It has nothing to do with breed.

There are metal bands that are used on some Walking horses for certain classes they are shown in because these horses wear "stacks" or "pads" to enhance their natural gait. The metal bands keep those stacks on. They are legal.

Before the advent of boots, I have seen metal bands used on any breed of horse that is used on the trails and who had a tendency to throw shoes. Many times farriers would (and maybe still do) band shoes to keep the horse from throwing them.

Again, just curious what prompted the question and why it's associated with Tennessee Walkers?
I think what the seller meant was the metal bands used to keep the pads on.they came with screws???
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^^ Umm..That's pretty much what I just said..

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