Too much or too little traction can lead to poor performance or even catastrophic injury. Making even minute changes to the horse's shoes can have a big impact on the animal's overall performance and long-term soundness. This insightful 16-page report explores the positive and negative effects of adding traction devices to shoes so you can avoid any detrimental outcomes. You'll learn how shoe material affects slip and grip influences, stud placement, basic tips for using borium, detailed information about traction devices and all you need to know about synthetic surfaces. A must-read report for farriers wanting to give their horse more traction.