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

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

Baloney. The gait is NOT in the shoe/boot or trim.  The horse either
have a soft gait or not. If folks are using shoes/boots or trimming to
enhance "gait" ...then IMHO...it's a training gimmick.

A gaited horse is a horse is a horse! You trim according to
conformation, and/or health needs. You shoe as needed for the type of
terrain you will be riding in.

The most important thing to remember is to trim for a balanced hoof,
and SOUND horse.

BTW...I'm not a farrier nor play one on TV, just a sound horse owner.

Lucy & Molly, the Girl Doogies
Huginn, the Ice Pony
Dixie, the Barn Goddess
Spazz, the Rat
Western WI, USA, Planet Earth


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