Wild horses don't have the problem of shoeing, because their normal activities wear down their hooves, which grow constantly. Domesticated horses, however, need to be shod to maintain proper hoof health, and to help with whatever activity they are doing. Draft horses may have shoes with a lip on the front bottom side, to help them grip the ground. Race horses have small, lightweight shoes so they won't be slowed down. Horses who walk on streets often have a rubberized horseshoe, for shock absorbtion and better grip on asphalt and cement.

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