Introducing the humble Barefoot Tip
Price is per pair of tips.
A Barefoot Tip is a piece of high carbon sheet steel that has been cut to the shape of a horse’s foot (the outline of the sole which is the true footprint) and is designed to cover and reinforce the sole in the toe region of the hoof. Tips aim to protect thin soles, while at the same time allowing the back half of the foot to perform as normal with the frog weightbearing and effective. Tips work well on any horses that have thin or sensitive soles.
Tips can provide a rigid short breakover (as well as extra support) to feet that are run forward in the toe and need to be significantly ‘backed up’.
Tips are useful as an aid to transitioning a horse out of shoes.
Tips seem to be especially useful for that first month when shoes come off feet that are too deformed to dress back to the correct shape for boots.
Tips can be used as a short term option for horses that need a bit of extra protection for a hard ride (eg a few days of mustering or trail riding).
Tips can provide improved grip.
Open this link, Applying Barefoot Tips to ascertain the correct size for your horse.