To Shoe or Not to Shoe? Part 3: The Shod Horse

Photo credit: David Goldman, Associated Press Performance and Therapy Despite the hoof being a very resilient and adaptive structure, horses engaging in strenuous performance sports often require shoes for extra support, protection to preserve the hoof capsule and structures contained within it, and traction for the safety of both horse and rider (Bryant, 1999). Horseshoes […]

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