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LoveDressage 11-12-2012 06:54 PM

Strange horse shoes!
 
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!! http://i48.tinypic.com/xlkpw4.jpg

countrylove 11-12-2012 11:46 PM

I wish I knew :) I'm curious to find out though

Spotted 11-12-2012 11:54 PM

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.

Lins 11-12-2012 11:57 PM

^this is correct as far as I know :)
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Gremmy 11-13-2012 06:14 AM

Looks like some kind of variation of a heartbar shoe to me?

faye 11-13-2012 08:08 AM

I agree, looks like a modification of the heartbar shoe

Iseul 11-13-2012 10:25 AM

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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deserthorsewoman 11-13-2012 10:56 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.

LoveDressage 11-14-2012 06:09 PM

Thank you so much to everyone :wink:

Nokotaheaven 11-14-2012 06:11 PM

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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