Shoeing for Race Horses

Best Shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Smart Bond


Farriers find heel soreness and pain to be the most common causes of lameness in the racehorse. Smart Bond plates have a layer of special rubber material bonded into the heel area to address these problems.


  • Designed to allow for absorption of pressure from the heels and bars
  • Specially designed plates feature the Blue Bond material in a “drop-down” design which adds very little weight to the shoe



Tradition 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


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