These instant solutions are passed off on the horse owner as corrective shoes, the most common being shoes with trailers, shoes with lifts, ridiculously expensive space-age plastic shoes, and bar shoes
50, Debut's satin T-bar shoes
, which are available in pink and black, pounds 40 from Debenhams, Monsoon's purple suede T-bar shoes
, pounds 75, and Marks & Spencer's round-toed high-heeled bar shoe
, pounds 45, or Limited Edition stripy T-bar shoes
, pounds 45.
This Velma bar shoe
in crushed velvet and gold leather is pounds 59.
Far left: Pleated skirt, from pounds 11; non iron blouse, from pounds 11; knitted cardigan, from pounds 10; cotton soft tights, from pounds 10; scuff resistant patent bar shoe
, from pounds 20 all from Marks & Spencer
His handlers said Tuesday that the Kentucky Derby favorite, who finished a valiant fifth at Churchill Downs despite wearing a protective bar shoe
on his left hoof, will skip Saturday's Preakness and the June 8 Belmont Stakes.
50; Debut's satin T-bar shoes
, which are available in pink and black, pounds 40 from Debenhams; Monsoon's purple suede T-bar shoes
, pounds 75; and Marks & Spencer's round-toed high heeled bar shoe
, pounds 45, or limited edition stripy T-bar, pounds 45.
But Ryerson said the Florida Derby and Wood Memorial winner couldn't have raced here safely without a bar shoe
holding his cracked hoof together.