While the D bar is another form of an egg bar shoe, it doesn’t increase the amount of bony column support since it is normally the same length as a regular open shoe. However, it does increase flotation, which makes it a very valuable shoe.
In the first article in this series (pages 35 to 36 of the September/October, 2002, issue of American Farriers Journal), you learned how an egg bar shoe can be used to increase posterior support and flotation.
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