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Client Interest in Non-Metal Horseshoes Fuels A Growth In Their Use

Less weight, more flexibility and easing concussion are seen as pluses for these alternatives to steel and aluminum
Contrary to popular belief, the concept of non-metal horseshoes is not a recent phenomenon. Some of the first horsemen used sandals made of rice straw or leather to protect their horse's feet. Metal shoes solved obvious durability problems these earlier versions had, but also created the issue of concussion, particularly on hard surfaces.
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Phil Hartley tells clients he’s always available to check the feet of new horses before they are purchased. The San Jose, Calif., farrier has done this free of charge since it makes his life easier later when dealing with conformational concerns.
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