[RC] Shock absorbing shoes - Esther Young
I've been a long time lurker on Ridecamp from the UK, and I have a question
for you guys. So please be gentle with me!
My horse (Spanish-bred arab) is quite upright in build and I've always had
to be very careful about the amount of concussion he can cope with. We were
doing quite well before our enforced year off last year due to Foot & Mouth
disease, and then this year we've had the odd problem with bruising and
concussion related soreness. Part of that is due to him getting a tad too
excited about being back in the sport he loves, and I know I've got some
work to do on getting him to look after himself again. But part of it is
also due to his upright conformation.
I'm a little wary about using pads - I don't know why because I know they've
come a long way since the only pads available were leather pads which made
the shoes loose.
I have however seen some shock absorbing shoes on sale in the US. For
example these: http://www.equithotics.com and these:
Has anybody used these and if so how did you get on?
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