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slide plates

An Introduction to Slide Plates

Reining horses and those competing in other cattle events often wear slide plates. These specialized hind shoes allow them to slide while reducing joint stress.

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Shoeing Racehorses at the Track

No matter what devices farriers use, their goal is the same: to give each horse the best opportunity to run to his potential. Here’s how they help racehorses succeed on the track.

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Shoeing the Low-Heeled Horse

Some effects of the shoeing strategies farriers use to correct low heels in horses can actually be detrimental in the long run. Here’s how one farrier recommends correcting this frustrating lameness cause.

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