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post #1 of 103 Old 08-25-2016, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation The Megasus Horserunner Shoe

Thought you all might be interested to see this. I signed up for updates so I can see when the Kickstarter goes up. Interesting idea. My first thoughts are cost? How durable those locking clips will be under use? How secure this particular velcro is? Never the less, I love the idea. Love it. I hope they can pull it off and make it affordable.


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i saw this on facebook! its a very interesting concept! my issue is gunk getting in the Velcro or the durability of said Velcro. now if the made a glue on snap that it could snap into that may work.
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It looks like that newer hard plastic velcro stuff. I have seen som eof it and it is pretty tough looking. It seems it will have covers for when the shoe is not on also to keep it clean and intact, so I hope it can work. Id say the velcro attachments will have to be practically glued on.
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I saw this on Facebook too and signed up for updates. It looks an amazing idea as long as the Velcro system works. I hope it's not prohibitively expensive!
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i would try this! the biggest issue i had with boots is keeping them on or getting them on lol! might try it on my mare. after having the Ground control shoes on for almost a year then pulling her shoes her feet are mostly staying together. might be a good for a as needed sort of thing.
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I'm subscribing to this thread so I can keep up with updates. I'm not subscribing to the company for updates -- I will trust the pros to watch them and give opinions.

I would wonder how this product would hold up literally over the river, thru woods and climbing rocks. Could they stay together in an all day/all terrain ride and also not sore the horse up, in some way?
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Also subscribing as that is the sort of thing that I always had in my mind for using on horses that only needed shoes occasionally - maybe for several months of the summer etc for people like us (DH actually not me!!) who can do a good job of trimming but need a farrier for putting shoes on 'as and when' and to hold on to a decent farrier you really need to give them work all year around so we end up paying ours to do trimming that DH could do.

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I like the idea.

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Thanks, for that , Trinity. I am certainly intrigued, and would try them on Smilie
Wonder how they would work in winter, as I would love to have something besides boots, that I could use when a Chinook melts all our snow, and then when the cold moves back in, she has to walk across hard frozen lumps of dirt and frozen poop, which her soles are just not ready for
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