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Types of Horseshoes

Bar Shoe
Bar Shoe

Straight Bar shoes are commonly used on horses that have Quarter Cracks, Corns and White Line Trauma. The shoe is designed to hold the hoof together so that heeling can progress more quickly. Once the soreness goes out of the hoof the horse can then generally be kept in work.

Egg Bar Shoe
Egg Bar Shoe

This horse had egg bar horseshoes on his front hooves. Our farrier stated that egg bar shoes are only used because the horse had major problems (foundering, muscle or tendon problems, etc.). We asked the seller of the horse if any problems existed and why egg bars were used.

Heart Bar Shoe
Heart Bar Shoe

Straight Bar shoes are commonly used on horses that have Quarter Cracks, Corns and White Line Trauma. The shoe is designed to hold the hoof together so that heeling can progress more quickly. Once the soreness goes out of the hoof the horse can then generally be kept in work.

Regular Shoe
Regular Shoe

Horseshoe Size Chart. When choosing a horse shoe, the first criteria is the size (length and width). Unfortunately, the 'standard sizes' vary somewhat from one manufacturer to another, so one cannot say that a horse needs a given size, without also specifying which manufacturer is providing the horseshoe.

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Rim Shoe
Rim Shoe

Rim Horseshoe. Rim Horseshoe Rim shoes, which contain a groove that runs the entire length of the shoe, provide additional traction for horses traveling and stopping at high speeds. On an "outer rim shoe," the rim on the outside is raised higher than the rim on the inside; on an "inner rim shoe," the rim on the inside is raised higher.

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