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Discussion Board Archives from 2003

barrel racing shoes
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11/ 5/2003 - 4:23 P
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Name: Glen HendersonSubject: barrel racing shoes

Email: abletinker@aol.com

I like to fit my barrel racing horses a little tight in the front but still use a proper fitting shoe, not one size too small. I want the fronts off the ground fast and clean while minimizing the chance of snagging them with a hind foot over reaching. In the hinds I like a nice full fit that might even stick out the back of the hoof 3/8 inch. I want good traction and enough shoe to help keep the foot from sinking too deeply into the soft area turning around the barrel.

rimmed shoes all around work but on a trained horse and rider I find a little quicker movement with light plains in the front and light rims in the back. I have found no added advantage to barrel racing rimmed shoes which have a little deeper rim on the out side.

The biggest problem with barrel racing is too much toe on the hoof and an unbalanced rider.

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Name: Bob Aldrete

Email: anvilman@sbcglobal.net

Glen, I would think that removing excess toe and a new rider would solve your barrel horse shoeing problem.

Bob Aldrete

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Name: Mark S

Email: cowboymedc@yahoo.com

Glenn,

The problem that you are having is very common just from my two cents .If you will use the rims on the front and slick shoes on the back you will not have the horses soring up in the hocks as bad . I also found that the alum kerchart triumphs work well on these horses all the way around . Just my two cents , if you have a rider that cant win you may not be able to shoe this horse right for them anything that you do. Just a thought?

Take care,

Mark S

  

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