Remuda Tire Co.
Helpful Hints and
Forging and Interfering: Remuda Tires can be mounted to Remuda steel shoes solving a variety of problems. If your horse forges (hind foot hits the front foot) you can mount front tire just slightly back from the front edge of steel to quicken breakover time. Mount hind tire slightly forward to delay breakover time. If your horse interferes, you can mount tire in from the edge of the steel to get the necessary clearance.
Rotate Tires Side to Side: Some horses wear tires unevenly. If the tire wears more on the outside you can rotate tires laterally to extend tire life without removing the steel.
Preventing Bolt Head Breakage: Replace tires before tire is worn down to the bolt head to prevent breakage. If bolt heads do become damaged, remove as many bolts as you can, and then peel tire over bolt (this will take some strength). Sometimes shoe pullers get the required leverage. Once the tire is removed, use vise-grips to turn bolt out.
Extending the Life of Steel Shoes: Our draft horse shoes are punched for #7 city head. Nails will become loose after several resets. Try #8 city head nails and after several resets, try #8 E-Head nails or #9 slim nails. Nails must be tight in steel to minimize hoof wall damage. Most farriers use #6 nails on shoe sizes 0-3.
Losing Shoes: If you are losing shoes, consider the following:
Traction and Footing: Remuda Tires are designed to give the horse accptable traction on hard or paved surfaces that are dry or wet. Remuda Tires provide no traction on "glazed over" or ice covered surfaces. To prevent horses from falling or injuring themselves due to loss of footing on ice, use Remuda Tires with borium. Borium plugs are hammered into the bolt mounting holes. They can be removed and reused often, lasting many years. As borium wears down, add more to the cleats or again the horse will lodse traction. To remove ice cleats use horse shoe pull offs or a screwdriver. Remuda ice cleats are intended to be used as a temporary, or limited (few weeks) solution. Horses that live constantly in icy conditions would probably be better off wearing steel shoes with borium or drill tex during those icy months, and Remuda Tires the rest of the year.
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