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Re: [RC] Some tough questions for those that sell the Boots.. - kimfuess

I have never owned a gaited breed horse so I have a question about the following:
"Each breed and gait puts a much different torque and stress load pattern on their hooves and joints. Each breed and gait requires slightly different trimming and shoeing techniques in order to optimize gait and maintain soundness. And none of the gaited breeds puts the same stress load pattern on shoes like a trotting breed does."
Why would a gaited breed require a different type of shoeing or trimming?  Wouldn't a balanced, level, trim and good shoeing that is balanced and keeps the toes short be optimum for any horse?  I am just interested in horses going down the trail not about special shoeing for the show ring or shoeing that would exagerate a certain gait.

[RC] Some tough questions for those that sell the Boots.., Spottedracer