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RE: [RC] Some tough questions for those that sell the Boots.. - Karen Standefer

There is also the possibility of the width and extra bulk bothering the
horse (causing interference).  And with some horses (mine being one), the
weight of the newer boots (which is more than the older EZ boots from about
6 years ago) is enough to change the flight pattern and cause troubles as

My one horse is much happier and doesn't beat up his legs with steel shoes
on like he does with boots.  The other one goes well either way.  It's all
an individual thing.  But, I think if you have a horse that has to have
major surgery done for his shoes to fit correctly, he's a less likely
candidate to go in boots successfully.

I agree with everything you say below, Truman.  


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

As far as gait the extreme excess weight can cause issues but I don't 
think it's a problem with the weights of the boots out today - even over 
steel shoes. The only issue that might arise is causing an extended 
lever arm on the foot that could impact the breakover. That will vary 
with horse to horse.

For a "gaited horse" I have found trimming hoof and fitting the shoe 
(and I suppose boot) for the conformation is no different independent if 
the gait of the "gaited horse" is a trot, running walk, fox tort, etc. 
BTW I have ridden endurance on both gaited horses (walking horses) and 
trotting horses (dead brain Arabs) and they were all shod to their 
conformation and they all did well shod to their conformation.


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Re: [RC] Some tough questions for those that sell the Boots.., Truman Prevatt