Shoeing for Race Horses

Best Shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Steel Training


Steel shoes were used for many years as racing shoes. When aluminum alloys were developed to withstand the demands of the racing market, they quickly became the shoe of choice. Today, steel training shoes are used primarily for the sales and breeding stock. They are sometimes used in the early training stages, though this is not as common as in the past.


  • Light and Heavy
  • Shoe shapes, nail placement and fit, make shoeing the yearling or two year old easier
  • Symmetrical



Front - DR 15x7 - Unclipped - 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Front - Kings DR 16x8 - Unclipped - 27, 28, 29, 30, 32

Complimentary Nails

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

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