Glue-on Composite shoes have advantages for the horse in many ways. Many disciplines gravitate to composite materials based on the nature of the work the horse performs. Endurance and Competitive Trail riding, for example, Dressage, and even some race horses wear Glue-on Composite Shoes. These shoes need to be changed when the horse is due for a trim just like any shoe application. We prefer to keep our performance horses on a shorter cycle, 3-5 weeks, in order to preserve the balance they need for their athletic work.