GROUND CONTROL SHOES
Shoeing Performance horses is definitely not cookie cutter. Each horse has his or her individual needs to help them perform to their utmost ability. Now with that said, that doesn’t mean, what I refer to as gimmick shoeing. But rather trimming the foot to load level, backing the toe up for ease of breakover as well as supporting the bone column. ( I know this post is quickly turning into a book) The shoes pictured here are a polyurethane shoe called Ground Control shoes. One application that I use these shoes for, is on a big stopping horse that is a chronic shoe puller during the stop. If the horse grabs the heel of this shoe with his hind foot, the shoe flexes and then by the next stride is right back in place. And this shoe also allows me to fit the foot full at the heel for expansion, thus continuing to keep the foot functioning in a healthy manner.