The PROfile™ Hind shoes are specially designed to facilitate many of the needs of today’s performance and sport horses. The PROfile™ features a beveled toe to allow for ease of breakover and leverage reduction and a unique nailing pattern to allow for an optimal amount of toe slide required by performance horses. The primary nail hole is set out of the crease so the nail head can be ground flush causing the toe portion to have a reduced amount of friction. The shoe is then creased from the second nail hole back to allow for some M/L traction. The overall side profile of the shoe is slightly graduated to help with pastern alignment and to mimic the natural progressive wear configuration of hind sport shoes. The foot surface of the PROfile™ is well seated out to allow for good sole relief. And finally, alignment marks on the center of the shoe make it easier to get the shoe properly placed around the widest part of the foot to maintain good D/P balance.
Special Design Features
- Beveled Toe for Leverage Reduction
- Hoof-to-Shoe Centering Markers
- Hybrid Nail Pattern to Optimize Toe Slide
- Progressive Profile to Aid in Pastern Alignment
- Well seated-out past the toe-quarters to eliminate the chance of sole pressure
- Heels have been pre-boxed (safed)
The PROfile™ Hind Shoes can be used for a wide variety of disciplines including rodeo, western performance, western show horses, english show horses and even dressage, hunters & jumpers. The extra heel length and wide-web design allows the shoe to support the foot in the deeper arena surface. In cases of minor lameness issues caused from excessive strain, leverage, or horses with Negative Plantar Coffin Bone Angles, the PROfile™ hind shoes incorporate many features that have proven to help relieve or overcome these lameness problems.