Walking Horse Trainers Association Inc.

Flat Shod Shoeing Rules

General Information for all Divisions:

 

Bands Optional in all divisions.  Metal hoof bands used to anchor or strengthen pads and shoes are permitted, as long as they are placed at least ½” below the bottom of coronet band. Bands must be a maximum of ¾ “ and a minimum of ½” in width. Bands must be made of a 16 gauge or smaller flexible steel.

 

 

Clips Optional in all divisions when drawn from the original steel or poured. Clips may not be welded on.

 

 

Placement of the shoe 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 on shoes will be measured from the front to the rear of caulk.

 

 

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 feet, 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.

 

 

Country Pleasure:

Maximum 3/8” thick X 3/4” wide (both front and hind feet) Stamped (poured or cast) Hot or Cold Rolled steel or aluminum keg shoe.

Poured or Cast Heels/Caulks allowed but may not be welded on

Borium allowed on toe, maximum 1 ½” in length x 1/8” in thickness, and small spots on heels.

 

 

Trail Pleasure:

Maximum 3/8” thick x 3/4” wide (both front and hind feet) Hot or Cold Rolled 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” thick x 1” wide (both front and hind feet) Hot or Cold Rolled 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 1 1/8”.

 

 

Classic Pleasure:

Maximum 1/2 “ thick x 1 ½” wide Hot or Cold Rolled Steel or aluminum shoe

Maximum 1 5/8” turn back.

Borium allowed on the caulks, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium must not exceed 1 1/8”.

 

 

Plantation Pleasure:

Maximum ½” thick x 3/4” wide (both front and hind feet). Open to any steel.

Maximum 1 ½” turn back.

Borium allowed on the caulks, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium must not exceed 1 1/8”.

 

 

Park Pleasure:

Maximum ½” thick x 1 ½” wide. Open to any steel.

Maximum 1 5/8” turn back.

Borium allowed on the caulks, but the thickness of the shoe, caulk and borium must not exceed 1 1/8”.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHTA Horse Show

November 18, 2021

As more information is made available, details will be updated.