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    Re: [RC] New here and an Ohioan..... - Lif Strand

    Quoted from Colleen Jones's message:
    I also would like some shoeing advice. He has just a regular plain shoe that isn't fully grooved. He slips on pavement and we don't feel real secure. What changes should I make?

    I'm not being facetious when I say the main change you should make is to stop riding on pavement. There aren't very many paved parts of endurance rides and an endurance horse needs to be able to slide the hoof a bit when going down the (non-paved) trail. Shoeing to prevent slippage on pavement could ultimately lead to joint problems in an endurance horse.
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    [RC] New here and an Ohioan....., Colleen Jones