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Heavy shod horses at a country boy horse show

I need some feed back . Do you think a horse with heavy shoes ,bands, ect. should be aloud at a country boy show

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Comment by Robyn on April 8, 2009 at 12:08pm
There are countless sanctioned shows for horses carrying a shoe above 3/8" x 3/4". Country Boy shows are for back-yard horses and trail horses with NO SHOW TRAINING. Heavy shoes, bands and pads should not be allowed. If your horse is shod this way it should be shown at a sanctioned show for REAL show horses.
Comment by Bubba's Last Words on April 8, 2009 at 1:47am
Comment by Kari K on April 7, 2009 at 12:29pm
That sounds perfectly sensible and reasonable to me. Hope it goes well. I'm all for keeping government out of as much private citizen good ole healthy fun sports as possible.
Comment by Chad Warren on April 7, 2009 at 11:35am
We have a specific size shoe for open shod classes its 3/8 thick 3/4 wide single caulk. We want to keep the gov. off our back and keep from having a DQP. Alot of people forget its a COUNTRY BOY SHOW . Well im probably gonna make a few mad but o well there is plenty of shows for them kind of horses. There are very few true country boy shows anymore . i have showed my whole life and there use to be a bunch of country boy shows around where your average joe had a chance . I took over the FFA Alumi Pres. and after talking with the alumi members we decided to go back to the old county boy way . thanks for comments
Comment by Kari K on April 6, 2009 at 10:16pm
I guess you need to add specifically what size and weight shoe you are referring to.
Comment by Kari K on April 6, 2009 at 10:06pm
I was told by a farrier that horses with 1/2 inch or more shoes, plantation shoes have to be stall kept or they would come off. I wouldn't want to have to do that. We trail ride the ones w/the 3/8 shoes with no problem.
Comment by Leighanne on April 6, 2009 at 10:03pm
We hav e our own Country Boy Horse Shows here in Petersburg. We have seperate classes for horses with a shoe heavier than a keg. We also have keg shod saddle horse and racking horse classes. Some horses do not have a good gait, or are pacey with a keg shoe. All walking horses are shod differently for smoother gaits.
Comment by dusty414 on April 6, 2009 at 9:31pm
NO - it's not fair for people with normal keg shod horses to have to compete against heavy shod horses and if you ask me horses w/bands and heavy shoes aren't what I'd call Country Boy - you certainly wouldn't trail ride a horse shod like that (or at least I wouldn't)
Comment by Kari K on April 6, 2009 at 6:07pm
IMHO I think they at least need to be in a separate class where everything is Apples to Apples and not thrown in with everybody else.
I have had a horse that had 3/8 shoes on the front and bands that were only to hold the shoes on because she kept losing one. I don't think a horse like that would have to be in a special class if they let 3/8 be in with the 1/4" shoes.
I also have one that has 3/8 shoes and a thin pad between her hoof and the shoe just to hold the nails better because her feet wouldn't hold the nails. I don't know what she would be classified as because they are pads, but not the thick pads to make them pick their feet up high. I've only been in 3 shows, so not an expert by any definitions. That was on Daisy that's in my "Daisy Being Fabulous" video and she's keg shod w/3/8 on back.

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