Hey guys , I think yall might have me confused with Steve Unruh and other folks on the DOW
What Dan and David said .
The regular horse shoe usually come with a small cleat at the rear . Racing shoes are flat and aluminum.
I have seen some mule shoes with very high hills . At the back of the shoe they were doubled back at the end just over and inch making them double thick at the rear .
Think of a mule pulling , the legs and hooves are not vertical but at an angle ( pulling stance ) . I think the hill on the shoes might make pulling a little more comfortable .
On another note and years ago.
Back in the middle 70s I shod 20 horses in a day . I started that morning with truck head lights and finished having to also use my truck lights I did have a friend helping . He was pulling the old shoes and dressing the hooves after I got the shoes on . Now it would take me all day to shoe one horse .