Shoeing for Standardbred Race Horses

Best shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Half Swedge


The half round-half swedge is the technical name for this shoe as the outer branch has the swedge (rim) and the inside branch is half round. This is most commonly used to help keep the path of the travel wider. It might also be used on the back of a Trotter that is speedy-cutting (interfering). It helps with pacers that crossfire (right hand hitting left front and visa versa).


  • Made with a tough, durable steel
  • Improvement in the nail placement and support in the heels
  • Feature left or right pattern
  • Longer outside branch for trailer
  • Available unclipped or toe clipped



Hind - Half Swedge - 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3,
3.5, 4

Complimentary Nails

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