Shoeing for Race Horses

Best Shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Fast Break


This is another development in the market of manufactured shoes designed to help minimize injuries to the horse’s limb. The concept is to allow the foot to breakover easier, thus reducing the stress to tendons and ligaments. This is most commonly used as a front shoe.


  • Flush toe insert or XT toe grab (2mm)
  • Narrower pattern, with a slight radius already in the toe
  • Less stress on the upper limb, and better hoof condition



Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6, 7

XT Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6, 7

Complimentary Nails

  • 3-1/2 Race
  • 3-1/2 Race XL
  • 4-1/2 Race
  • 4-1/2 Slim


toe grab info