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trailwalker 01-27-2013 02:57 PM

rubber nail on shoes
I noticed a set of rubber shoes in a farrier's truck recently and was interested. Has anyone used them? If so would like some feedback on wear and traction and the sort. Any help would be appreciated.
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Allison Finch 01-27-2013 03:00 PM

We used them on carriage horses when I was driving tourists in Colorado. They are nice for cushioning and traction on pavement, but they don't last long. I think some police mounted units also use them.

trailwalker 01-27-2013 03:05 PM

That's what I suspected as well. I use old school borium on steel for asphalt but was intrigued by the rubber if they would last they would be a great idea
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hberrie 01-27-2013 07:47 PM

That's what the Canadian Mounties use.

smrobs 01-27-2013 10:31 PM

My biggest problem with those rubber covered shoes..and the plastic types too, is that they can't be shaped to the hoof without compromising the integrity of the shoes themselves. And, every time a horse is shod, they need to have the shoes shaped to their individual hooves. Failing to do that can cause some serious foot problems.

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