As a trainer and driver of carriage and draft horses I felt very fortunate to find and use the composite horseshoes put out by HOOF-it Technologies. We train approximately twenty driving horses a year here at Winter Hill Driving Center in the mountains of Florida with the biggest demand being for CDE horses and ponies. As you can imagine there is a great deal of twisting and turning and a lot of road miles (up to 15 miles per day) to get in condition for these events. We have one set (four shoes) which is on it's fourth reset and that's on my Purcheron, Lexie, who trains every horse that comes in. We go eight weeks on reset for her and outside of replacing a nail or two we've never lost a shoe. As a hitch driver from 1971 on, I was probably the most skeptical of these products then anyone until a client's horse, another Pucheron, Ben, came in for training. After that it was love! So if you have any questions feel free to stop by our training center in sunny Florida if you want to see some great driving horses and HOOF-it Composite Horseshoes.
Bob Giles Winter Hill Driving Center
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Since my purchase of Cinderella Carriage Company in downtown San Diego I have had my horses shod with the HOOF-it composite horseshoe. In the past three years I have had no lameness problems related to concussion or horses slipping on the asphalt as the composite shoes aid in traction in all weather conditions.
My Farrier shoes all for feet with the composite shoes. During our busy season the heavy horses will get 5 to 6 weeks of wear from the shoes. One of my lighter horses actually gets a reset from a set of Marathon shoes.
I would recommend any carriage operation to look at the use of composite shows for the welfare and safety of your horses and your fares.
Cinderella Carriage Company, San Diego, CA
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