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Re: [RC] [Guest] Ground Control vs. Equiflex - Ridecamp Moderator

Barbara McCrary" <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxx>

Where does the farrier place the washers?


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From: "Ridecamp Moderator" <ridecamp-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sheila Larsen Sheila_Larsen@xxxxxxx
> I have tried both and I prefer the Ground Control shoe.  I think they wear
> better and give good traction.  I have my farrier secure the nails with
> washers (I think Maggie suggested that) and they have not shifted at
> all.  I have not had rocks get stuck underneath the shoe, although if
> stalled for a period of time without feet cleaning I have gotten
> crud/shavings between the shoe and the hoof, but have not had the problem
> with them out in pasture. Also just flipped back the shoe and pick the
> out. My vet, an endurance rider, looked at them and liked them.  I think
> you need to check clinches on either of them but the washers took care of
> that problem for me.  Neither of them will work well if your horse does
> land flat (or heel first)  One of my horses tends to land on the outside
> front quarter and the Equiflex wore out in less than 3 weeks.  Her feet
> getting better balance and I hope to try the GC on her this winter.  My
> gelding has the GC.  That is my $.02 worth.  Give 'em a try and let us


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