Shoeing Racehorses at the Track
Just as a saddle must fit both horse and rider, a horseshoe must fit both athlete and sport. A Clydesdale pulling a wagon in a parade down a paved street requires a much bigger and heavier shoe than a hunter-jumper performing in a manicured dirt arena.
Likewise, Thoroughbred racehorses wear specialized shoes that protect their feet without interfering with their speed.
Most horses that require shoes wear some version of a steel plate, but not racehorses
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