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ldjs 07-15-2011 01:11 PM

alternative horse shoes
 
i was wanting to know if there are alternatives to metal and aluminum horse shoes like rubber or plastic if so what are they called and have you used them before

BigGirlsRideWarmbloods 07-19-2011 05:29 PM

I use Ground Control horse shoes, plastichorseshoes.com
But I like to use the Epona Anti-Bacterial Granules packing.
Gravel can get wedged between the shoe and the hoof, plus the bar is kind of a pain to clean around, which is why I like to use packing. While the can be reset a couple times you have to trim and reset them every month.

Despite the extra care they require they are completely worth it!

I noticed an immediate bounce and increased elasticity to her gait, and she didn't slip on the road during trail rides any more.
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