Racing Quarter Horses and Horseshoe Toe Grabs

A toe grab is a raised rim on the toe area of a horseshoe; its purpose is to help the horse "dig in" to the track and reduce slipping (much like football or baseball cleats). However, there are increased stresses on the limbs from this stronger grip on the ground and quicker "stops" of the feet when they land (normally the foot slides forward just a bit on the ground before stopping, but toe grabs

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