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hello sir. i am getting confused why do racehorse trainer use either rubber padding or leather paddings on the horse hooves. may i know why?

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HELLO ROHIT...

The "only" reason to use any kind of padding is to protect or prevent further bruising.

Leather is used & has been for decades because they feel it is more natural & will hold moisture
& allow the hoof to breathe.

Pour-in urethane padding is the way to go over old rubber or plastic pads now !!
It forms to the sole better and makes a perfect impression. Plus keeps unwanted debris &
filth out !!

Best to You !!
Joepaul Meyers,CJF  

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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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