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Re: [RC] Shoe-pulling horse - sharp penny

 Have you tried squared-toe shoes on the hinds? This
sometimes helps horses that over reach with their hind feet
by maximizing breakover. It works for my horse but he
dosn't sound as extreme in his over reaching as yours does.

 Speaking of shoes I read in this month's Western Horseman
that 1 inch sliding plates on the rear with trailers on
both heel ends are often used on endurance horses to help
reduce fatigue caused by delayed breakover. I was very
surprised and was wondering if anyone has used these on
their endurance horses and under what kinds of terrain? I
would think on grassy surfaces you would have a hard time
keeping the horses feet from slipping out from underneath
him/her. Wouldn't this also cause a horse to slip more on
loose rocks and gravel?

--- Barbara McCrary <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

But with long legs, a short back,
and a long over-reach, he is a chronic shoe-snatcher. 
The most recent incident shows that he is reaching
forward and grabbing the medial branch of the left front
shoe with his left hind....


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[RC] Shoe-pulling horse, Barbara McCrary