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Slip & Grip — It Is A Fine Line

Understanding how shoe material affects slip and grip influences how much traction a horse needs.
Even while treading on steady ground, horses slip slightly during their footfall pattern, but it’s not always dangerous. Known as a microslip, this act dissipates energy in the foot. However, making even minute changes to the horse's shoes can have a big impact on the animal’s overall performance and long-term soundness. Consider the pros and cons of adding traction devices to shoes before applying them to avoid detrimental results for the horse.
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Just the Facts?

Equine vet Dave Ramey says results from shoeing studies don’t always agree with past practices and assumptions
For decades, farriers have held to long-accepted standards and practices. Yet how accurate are these dogmatic principles?
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What’s Coming In Shoes?

There’s nothing earth-shattering, but new technology offering more shoeing options is on the way
First of all, the shoe shown here equipped with a number of accessories isn’t going to revolutionize shoeing. But its introduction demonstrates that there’s plenty of creative thinking that could impact the way you shoe in the future.
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