Skip to content

SHOW Releases Shoeing Rules



The SHOW HIO hosted a Farrier's Seminar this past weekend and has released the following shoeing rules and guidelines for 2010.

Flat Shod Shoeing Rules:

Bands Optional in all Divisions. Metal hoof bands, such as used to anchor or strengthen pads and shoes are permitted, so long as they are placed at least one half inch below the bottom of cornet band.

Clips Optional in all Divisions when drawn from the original steel, or poured.

The shoe is not to extend beyond the bulb of the horse's heel when a perpendicular line is drawn from the bulb of the horse's heel to the ground.

The shoe must not extend more than 1/4” beyond the hoof at the toe.

Turn Back will be measured from front to rear of caulk.

Country Pleasure:

Maximum 3/8” X 3/4” Stamped steel or aluminum keg shoe
Borium allowed on toe, maximum 1 1/2” in length, and small spots on heels
Poured Heels allowed

Trail Pleasure:

Maximum 3/8” x 3/4” Cold or Hot Roll Steel, or aluminum shoe
Maximum 1 ½” turn back
Borium allowed on the caulks but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium must not exceed 7/8”.

Lite Shod:

Maximum 1/2” x 1” Cold or Hot Roll Steel or aluminum shoe
Maximum 1 ½” turn back.
Borium allowed on the caulks of shoe, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium
must not exceed 1 1/8”.

Plantation Pleasure:

Maximum 1/2” x 3/4” shoe. Open to any steel.
Maximum 1 ½” turn back.
Borium allowed on the caulks of shoe, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium
must not exceed 1 1/8”.

Park Pleasure:

Maximum 1/2” x 1 1/2” Shoe.
Open to any steel.
Maximum 1 5/8” turn back.
Borium allowed on the caulks of shoe, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium
must not exceed 1 1/8”.

Acrylic can be used to repair and mend a hoof where the shoe has been thrown and
the hoof has been damaged. Acrylic or any other material cannot be used for the
purpose of extending the length of the natural hoof in any manner on both fee, which
includes the toes or heels. Acrylic can be used to fill in around the nail holes or cracks on the sides of the hoof. 

No additional weight shall be allowed on or in the hoof, other than the shoe, nails, and band.

More Stories