Originally Posted by Iseul
I don't have a personal opinion on them, but a farrier that I have the utmost respect for thinks they're a joke.
Studs or borium can always be added to aluminum shoes to allow for pavement riding (what Donald is planning on doing with Super this year).
I also know some people who I don't have as much respect for (if any.. ;; ) that swear by them.
To he shod correctly, the rubber/silicon shoes need to be rasped to the correct size and trimmed down in some spots depending on the horse's feet and they're apparently h*ll to try and nail on. And personally, I just don't trust glue..lol.
But, only things I've heard.
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I think it's the epona shoe. I don't remember. They have things where the nails kind of push up in it so they don't come out? Something like that. There's another shoe that is one size fits all and I don't understand that.
I don't know anyone that uses flex shoes.
Do normal aluminum shoes with borium protect the feet against gravel well? Or can he still get stone bruises? I've seen small rocks get stuck between the shoe and hoof. I've never had a horse that needed shoes. Posted via Mobile Device