Sliding Plates

Horses April 15, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Sliding plates are shoes used on the back feet of reining horses to help them slide across the ground while they are in the sliding stop.

Sliders should be long and U-shaped. The toe should be round and rolled slightly. The shoe heel should be extended back to the end of the hoof bulbs. An important feature of sliding plates is that the inside heel should be narrower and longer than the outside heel.



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