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Re: [RC] ground control shoes - Maggie Mieske

It's www.plastichorseshoes.com.

The ground control shoes work great for SOME horses but not all.  They work
best for horses with compact feet.  We have not had luck using them on
horses whose feet tend to flare because they do allow expansion of the hoof
to a degree.  At the end of the season we left GC shoes on our stallion as
an experiment to see how they would stay on....they lasted 2 and 1/2 months
and the only reason we took them off was because he was growing too long in
them and not moving well anymore.  He has great feet to begin with though.
They were nice to have on in the snow because it didn't ball up in his feet
then.  But not good for traction if it's icy.  It's also very easy to add
Equi Pak under these.  OH, and as a side note, Nelson only uses 5 nails in
the GC shoes.  We have had good luck with them but there are some tricks to
using them.
Maggie


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