May 2021 - Light On Their Feet: Hoof Care

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Light on Their Feet — Proper Shoeing, Farrier Work Required For A Racehorse To Be At Its Best

by Amanda Duckworth

ALUMINUM SHOES HAVE been the standard-bearer for decades when it comes to the footwear of choice for racehorses. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: Aluminum is lighter than steel—the other most common metal used for horseshoes—but it still provides protection and traction.

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