Shoeing for Western Horses

Best Shoes for
Western Pleasure Riding

Kerckhaert Kings Flush Toe

This style of shoe, with a flush toe insert, is used throughout the world on turf (grass) racetracks. It is sometimes referred to as a Queens® or Turf plate. The toe insert does not provide traction, only functioning as a wear plate so the toe of the shoe does not wear too quickly. It is also used in the western pleasure quarter horse or show hunters that are looking for a light shoe.


  • Very good shoe for the western pleasure show horse and smaller hunters
  • Also used in turf racing and is often used in the early training stages of the race horse
  • Features include a flush toe insert, sole relief, good nail placement with plenty of options, and a heel taper that saves time
  • Web is slightly wider providing a good base of support and strength to prevent spreading




Front or Hind - Unclipped - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Complimentary Nails

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