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    07-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Originally Posted by KarrotKreek    
Agree with nrhareiner
You don't want to pull and reshoe more often than necessary to avoid damage to hoof. Sliders are no different than regular shoes in that regard. If you don't want to wait for a break in the show/training season You can time trail riding with regular farrier care and when it's time to reshoe, just take a break before resetting to go trail riding. But that does mean two trips for the farrier.

My Reiner is out on pasture daily. No problems with her being turned out. Its a grassy gentle rollling pasture. But she is pastured by herself. BM decided to put her in a group one day, which shouldn't have happened, and there was a scuff between mares. The other mare required stitches. Any horse with rear shoes poses more of a risk, but sliders can do more damage than a reg shoe if another horse is kicked by them.

Sliders don't fit like a reg shoe. They extend past the rear of the hoof. It would. Make finding/fitting a hoof boot very difficult. If its even possible.

I forgot sliders extended past the hoof My bad! Good luck figuring out what to do
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    07-09-2012, 12:10 AM
Green Broke
Couldn't you get a bigger boot size?
    08-11-2012, 09:43 PM
Thank you for putting a pic of a slider. I'm from NZ and have never seen one. I have to put sliders on my boy for this coming show season (our season here starts October and runs thru to end March - our summer). My farrier has never seen them let alone put them on, so is researching what's needed. I have just found out we have a supplier in the North Island, but I'm unsure of the size of shoe needed. Does the sizing run pretty much the same as normal shoes??
Cheers, Fiona
    08-11-2012, 09:51 PM
They run in inchs. Which if you straighten out the shoe is how long it is. My Zan Freckles Hickory mare where a 11 right now but she needs a 12 really.

So that is what you need to find out. Then there are different widths. Most use a 1 inch that taper to a 3/4 inch. It really comes down to how wide the toe is.

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