Save a Shoe
Have a perpetual shoe-puller? Here’s a solution.
An athletic horse can overreach with his hind foot, clipping the front foot. This can lead to pulled shoes, which are inconvenient but preventable with this taping method. Before you use this taping technique in competition, be sure to check the rules for the organization you’re showing under. Using tape in this manner is legal in National Reining Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association competition.
Before you start, clean your horse’s feet to remove any debris from the outside of your horse’s front feet that might interfere with the tape. You can use duct tape for the base, but I prefer pipe tape. It doesn’t fray like duct tape and sticks better. Electrical tape placed on top of the pipe tape gives a finished look.