How Long Will the
Sound Horse Shoes Stay On?
Will the Hoof & Heels Grow
with the Sound Horse Shoe?
Great Questions! The Sound Horse Shoes have been used for over 10 years on the most competitive of horses. These questions have been answered frequently but nothing is as useful as a demonstration. These pictures are typical of what we have seen for years in a variety of competitive situations. You should expect the same results.
The pictures document the appearance of a hoof that had been shod with the same shoe for 9+ weeks (Figure 1). The horse was turned out 24/7 in the snow, rain & mud on the East Coast of the USA. Once Sound Horse shoes are applied they stay on until you choose to remove them. Your shoeing interval is no longer controlled by loose nails or missing shoes. You only shoe your horse when it is time for a trim…. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+ weeks, whatever is necessary.
Remove the Sound Horse shoe and you can see the hoof growth that has occurred – no glue on the sole surface (Figure 2).
The hoof wall is one thing but what about the heels? Take a good look at the heel on this 8-year old thoroughbred horse – no under-run heels here (Figure 3).
OK! – Sound Horse shoes stay on for a long time, the hoof wall and heels grow and there is no detrimental effect from applying the Sound Horse shoes repeatedly. What does a new shoe look like when applied to the same horse (Figure 4)?