Sorry "Razer" LOL
My boyfriend has been following Fallon Taylor and a few rodeo competitors who have sworn by these flexible shoes. He mentioned it to our farrier today and he is looking into them as well. I though it was an interesting new product! What does everyone think?? There may already been posts about this but just in case others haven't seen anything!
There is not that much external information on them as they are new to North America, originating in Sweden but they seem to be a hit with the pro's.
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." -C.S. Lewis
I would pick Patty's recommendation of the PLR shoe over the Razer. I've used a similar rim shoe (inner rim higher) on my gelding when he was recovering from acute laminitis and they were fantastic. He wasn't running at the time, but if I had a barrel horse who absolutely "needed" shoes (unlikely considering it's "me" ), I would use the same again.
Wide-web, swedged steel with inner rim higher than outer (And Equipack CS for the solar protection-- not necessary on a horse with a good sole. Of course a horse with a good sole wouldn't even NEED shoes to run.
I think alot of people are missing the point. I have them on my colt and he still slide stops, they get slide and traction. It's a new thing of course people are skeptical. There has never been the technology in this field. These are awesome shoes, they slide and get traction. People need to be more educated about them. Everyone says try the other shoes but it's the temper of the metal that's unique. If you see the shoe it has a rolled edge and an inner rim that fills with dirt. The hind shoes have some slide towards the back but still have a rolled edge on the outside, if you think that they are too sticky try learning how a horse moves. The first one through the wall always gets the most!
I just don't trust a shoe that can flex. What if it flexes a bit too far and doesn't return to the normal shape and you don't notice because it's just not very much, but over time that will make a difference in how your horse travels.
You can't ride papers but you sure as heck can sell 'em!
An okay stud makes a good gelding, a good stud makes a great gelding, a great stud makes an excellent gelding. Only the excellent stud should remain a stud!
I want people to try thinking outside the box. These shoes offer plenty of support. My colt has had them on for 9 months and been awesome. I think it's sad people bad mouth them when they don't understand the concept. Some guy finally put some money into the science of how my horse moves around a barrel. Now I'm not saying this is the best shoe, but I do think it's a game changer. What if a regular shoe isn't the right answer? What if they make a standar shoe out of this metal? I think the concept is a great one. The limb is subject to trajectory so by putting a heavy shoe on your horse, what does that do to his movement? I mean alot of us really do need shoes going down the road. What if this is the best alternative? I woul never put side winders on my barrel horse. But these Razer shoes truly do offer good slide and traction where you need it. It's not for every horse but you can't knock em till you try it.
Well I like studying movement so by all means, post some pics/video of these shoes in action. I won't ever try them out myself since all my horses run barefoot.
Edit: run *better barefoot.