Shoeing for Standardbred Race Horses

Best shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Half Round Plain Stamped


Used on the front of many Trotters in training and racing. It is also used on Pacers in front during early stages of training. Some successful trainers use the half-round shoe on the front and rear feet to break (train) their yearlings. Their theory is the half-round helps maintain soundness.



  • The Kerckhaert design gives better heel support and a much more realistic nail pattern to help with the performance of the horse
  • The shape of the shoes minimizes the amount of work needed to get a good fit
  • A high quality steel provides excellent wear and support for the foot
  • Shoes are symmetrical



9/16" Unclipped - 1.5, 2, 2,5, 3, 3.5, 4

5/8" Unclipped - 2, 3, 4

Complimentary Nails

  • 4-1/2 Race
  • 4-1/2 Slim
  • 5 Race