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hello sir. how many days prior to the race, should i shoe my horse with aluminum plates? i am expecting an optimum performance from the animal.

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HELLO CAINE...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

IF & ONLY IF the one doing it (the farrier/plater) does NOT trim one too close,
and can shoe a nice comfortable hoof...I have shod running horses the day before and NEVER
had a problem !!  IF NOT...I would recommend at least a 3-4 days to a week should be ideal.

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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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