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    08-08-2009, 09:26 AM
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Foal
Just a thought! Rubber horseshoes?

Why not rubber horseshoes?my car gets 25/30,000 miles out of the tyres so in theory a horse should get 6/8 weeks easily out of a set of rubber shoes and they should grip better than metal and offer the horse more impact protection on hard surfaces.Probably a silly idea but I'm new to horses .Has it ever been tried?
Patrick
     
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    08-08-2009, 11:27 AM
  #2
Started
They would not stay in place. Nails would rip through, and they could stretch put of shape, or at least I think they would.

Some people do put rubber pads on under shoes though
     
    08-08-2009, 11:33 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I think there's a such thing, or something close. I beleive there are fiberglass shoes? Agg, something weightless for racing but I'm not sure the material. :P
     
    08-08-2009, 11:38 AM
  #4
Weanling
I think that they would tear, because they would have to be on the thin side.Though, a horse at my lesson barn has rubber pads under her shoes for navicular I think.
     
    08-08-2009, 11:58 AM
  #5
Foal
Googled it and found thishttp://www.smoothwalker.com/
Seems a good idea.Iwonder why they don't catch on
     
    08-08-2009, 12:01 PM
  #6
Showing
I thought most mounted police already use rubber shoes I think they are metal on the inside but they have a layer of rubber on the them to help horses who are on pavement all the time.
     
    08-08-2009, 12:14 PM
  #7
Foal
And this. www.ollov.com fascinating stuff. I must ask my farrier does he do them as I ride mainly on rocky trails
     
    08-08-2009, 12:16 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
I thought most mounted police already use rubber shoes I think they are metal on the inside but they have a layer of rubber on the them to help horses who are on pavement all the time.
Exactly! Police! I think you're right!
     
    08-08-2009, 12:50 PM
  #9
Showing
Different surfaces would be my first bet. You're not running a horse over smooth pavement all the time :)
     
    08-08-2009, 01:14 PM
  #10
Showing
We use hoof boots which have a sort of rubber sole. When you look at the hoof tracks we make going down a dirt road, it looks like little horsey sneaker prints
     

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