Have you ever worn steel toe-capped boots? how about trying on those old hobnail boots of times gone by? Suitable, no doubt, for the job at hand but not particuarly comfortable as far as footware goes.
Horses have been trotting out in metal shoes for as long as we can remember. They are hard wearing and, like the above human footware examples, they suit their purpose.
Imagine how you would feel changing out of your stee toe-caps and into a pair of trainers? imagine the difference changing into a pair of running shoes - it would almost give you a new lease of life.
Horse trainers are now a "thing". Clip-on plastic covers that make for happier hooves.
Don't believe us? Watch the video below to see happy horse feet....