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hello sir. in general, how many grams should a steel horseshoe weigh which is meant for exercising thoroughbred racehorses? do mention ideal weight of lite steel racing plate and aluminum plate.

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HELLO CAINE...

Sir...It really doesn't matter !!  We are talking ounces.
So... If a horse can run and is strong and athletic, a few ounces up or down
will Not affect the animal, They really don't know or feel it !!

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Joepaul Meyers,CJF

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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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