Choosing the shoe (material) of your horse; a simple guide

When you are choosing a shoe for you, there is no doubt that you will consider a number of aspects; some extremely important, and some only complementary. In the list of the extremely important aspects you will find the material by which they are made of as one of the aspects. The same exact theory applies to the context of the horse shoes as well.

For starters, it is important that you are well aware of what is there in the market. Unlike in the past when there were iron-made shoes that hurt the sweet creatures so much, the present world is much keener about the manufacturing of them. Naturally, the steel horseshoes along with the other metallic cones take a massive popularity. On the flip side, there are other non-metal solutions as well. But in order to filter out the most suitable options, you need the right factors to test them against.

  • The weight of the horse

The average weight of an adult horse is between 400-500 kilos; hence it is quite clear that the weight that the shoes have to withstand is generally high. Although this is a very average value, it is a very common occurrence for the creatures to be heavier. People tend to make the mistake of visually estimating the weight which should never be done since that will make you come to inaccurate decisions. You need to remember that the impulse forces transmitted through the ground-feet contact will always go via the shoe.

  • The nature of the typical grounds they walk on

The typical grounds that these animals will be walking on, this means the world outside the stable grounds, always change. The terrain that the animals will have to walk on generally must be considered when choosing the material of the shoe that you will be choosing. Inclusive to this, the web size, or the dimensions of the metal, or its lateral thickness also matters. The higher the wideness is, the better would be the grip – and that needs to be related to the capability of the material.

  • Do they race?

If they do, indeed, the material needs to be strong; resilient enough to withstand repetitive impulsive forces. Naturally, this is a job for specifically designed steel ones. Because if not for their materialistic qualities, it would be extremely hard for the animals to control the changes that their feet is subjected to. It is critical that you keep in your mind that everyday shoes cannot be worn for race horses at any cost.

  • The reliability of the seller

Just like any other business, since it isn’t like there are globally recognized brands, the role of the nationally recognized manufacturers is obviously high. Hence, you need to pay attention to the listed down items of the seller, in terms of the shoes and the materials by which they are made of, when making a decision. If not, you may end up settling for lower quality products

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