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    [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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