You may think your right but until you see all the horses they've tested, and you remember we don't exactly breed for feet.
They do have 10 years of science and testing behind this product. Slow motion videos and pictures. Give them a little more time and I think they will have it out. Them being based around where I live I've really got to see this product work. I tested the original model in Texas. My farrier came up with the new design. It's not meant to be super flexible and not offer support. It's supposed to flex as the hoof wall would.When they first brought the Razer shoe to me, I was probably the most skeptical of all. I thought it was just another fad. These shoes look so aggressive I thought that I would need hock injections in a week! Well, I was wrong. When they brought this new design to me, I was pleasantly surprised when my colt could still slide to a stop but get traction where he needed also. Imagine that, a shoe that both slides and offers traction. I first tried these shoes on Miss Jb 078. She was incredibly fast but would feel like she was spinning her wheels around the barrels. She had alot of heart and was trying so hard. Razer shoes gave her the edge she needed. In three weeks she went from the 3d, bottom of the 2d, to the 1d. She felt like she was getting traction where she needed it but was still able to slide in behind the barrel which was her style. I now have them on my colt, by Dash Ta Fame. He is so aggressive behind a barrel I think that loss of traction actually put us behind where we should be now. When I put Razer shoes on him, he felt like he was standing up behind a barrel instead of the insane sliding he was doing previously. He would try to turn and then try to run and now it's one fluid motion. In a couple of runs he was finishing his barrels better, I haven't had trouble on any kind of ground, and I've been very happy with his progress. We also put these shoes on a few clients horses. One of my girls who runs the same arena every week and about the same time too picked up a good solid 3/10ths. Moving her from the 3d to the 2d. Barrel racing is about the whole body, leg, tendons, joints, feet, and preventing body/muscle soreness. The main point of the Razer shoe is to move as the foot would naturally. Perfectly mimicking the natural hoof movement. Which means when we go around the barrels, we are allowing the hoof wall to move instead of being rigid and stressing all the joints on the limb. I know we would all love to keep horses barefoot, (it's cheaper especially!) but barefoot going down the road is almost impossible. All the concrete and gravel, concrete stalls, horses pawing beside a trailer, etc... There are just to many factors that damage a horses foot. I think Razer is a great alternative to being barefoot. It's also a great alternative to a rim, the unique design of a Razer shoe allows both slide and grip in all the right spots. The first shoe that I believe puts science on your side. I tell everyone, try them on one, and you'll put them on everything.