To prepare the new set of shoes, I had to mark and dremel out the nail channel a little to accommodate Daatje's white line.
|New GC Shoes marked for widening the nail channel. I also noted where her steel shoes ended to give an idea of how much support I'd want to leave in the heel.|
I then marked the shoes for studs. Being polyurethane, it is easy to install "Grip Studs" as you would for a tire or a hiking shoe. I figure the time is not far away when we could be hunting in the morning on frosty grass, which would be very slippery without some traction assistance.
|Marked for studs|
|Tiny "Grip Stud"|
|Four "Grip Studs" installed and ready to go.|
So, that done, it was off to the barn to remove the old GC's and trim the mare up. Here are photos of the 12 week old GC shoes next to their unused counterparts.
|Left front, ground side.|
|Left front side view (heel at my fingertips, toe bottom of photo)|
|Left front, sole side.|
|Left front, heel view.|
|Right front, ground view.|
|Right front, solar view.|
|Right front, side view.|
|Right front, heel view.|
Here are some pictures of her fronts, freshly done.