You are here:

Farriers/training on sand - good of hooves or not

Advertisement


Question
hello sir. is training on sand good for horse hooves? INDIAN RACETRACKS have got a sand track and a grass track. we train horses on sand and race them on grass.

Answer
HELLO CAINE...
Running on sand or turf is "preference" !!
Sand IS and has ALWAYS been aggressive and abrasive !!

It CAN cause sand cracks and extreme dryness. Turf training and racing is excellent
not only for the hooves, but legs also.

Thank You !!
Joepaul Meyers,CJF

Farriers

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.

Expertise

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.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.