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hello sir, for horses with tender soles, which kind of padding suitable? i mean, leather padding or rubber padding?

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HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

For me and my experience, it's all about environment !! BOTH have there good & bad.
Dry, arid country where you are from, the synthetics (rubber,polyurethane) would "most"
likely be best. With a packing between shoe & hoof you can maintain moisture and NOT
have wall problems later.
With leather, we will dampen the pads upon application & they also maintain a hoof well, BUT will get extremely dry and hard if the horse has no way of returning moisture to it's hooves.

A dry or hard pad will defeat your purpose and may cause soreness...Just what you don't
need !!

Best To You !!
Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.  

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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