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.Read More