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    Default Shoeing question

    I want to buy some titanium horse shoes. Does anyone know a place in canada or even the us where I can purchase them?

    What is the softest pad you can buy? That will not not rot the foot?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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    Contact these guys?

    http://www.championhorseshoe.com/home.html

    For More Information: CONTACT US at 914-764-3267 or email us at INFO@ChampionHorseshoe.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fharoah View Post
    I want to buy some titanium horse shoes.
    Why?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Burten View Post
    Why?
    Featherlite

    What would the draw backs be?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Burten View Post
    Why?
    Because Ti is cool? I love my titanium tongs.

    Fharoah,
    Pads do not rot a foot. Retained moisture, or (gods forbid!) poor husbandry is the predominant cause of bad feet. If you're in a damp area, or cannot get your horses into a dry area daily, I'd suggest the Equithane pad material with the copper sulphate in it. (And even that may not help if the horse is in mud/muck 24/7)


    Oh, and last I looked, Centaurforge was the place for titanium shoes. Hope you have deep pockets!
    Matthew Kiwala
    Foothill Farriers
    (530) 870-4390



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fharoah View Post
    Featherlite

    What would the draw backs be?
    Cost, workability(they can only be shaped when hot), unless they are fabricated from titanium bar stock they are probably made from a composite material that gives off noxious fumes when heated. For the price of one pair of titanium shoes
    you can buy 2-3 pair of aluminum that will average out over the life of the shoes to be the same or less expensive.

    I haven't used the Champion ones in several years, but when last I did, the nail holes were terrible to the point of being practically useless necessitating new ones being punched in the shoes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Burten View Post
    Cost, workability(they can only be shaped when hot), unless they are fabricated from titanium bar stock they are probably made from a composite material that gives off noxious fumes when heated. For the price of one pair of titanium shoes
    you can buy 2-3 pair of aluminum that will average out over the life of the shoes to be the same or less expensive.

    I haven't used the Champion ones in several years, but when last I did, the nail holes were terrible to the point of being practically useless necessitating new ones being punched in the shoes.
    What are the pros and cons of aluminum horse shoes?



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    For a horse suspected of having deep digital flexor tendon issues would wide webbed shoes give him support. Would the onion shoes give him support.



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