It has a step down section on the inside of the toe area like the fronts, to give more traction without increasing the height. The Silver Queen has multiple nail hole, a thicker cross section with sole relief and side grooving to give more traction.
The XT Toe grab is set back to give the horse a more efficient angle for grip. XT Toe height is .080 (2 mm) above the aluminum surface.
Shoeing competition horses for top performance requires experienced farriers who under-stand anatomy and conformation, especially in the legs and hooves. It is extremely important to know where the center of the hoof is in order to place the shoe where the break over point is located.