Sidewinder shoes are perfect for Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Roping, Team Penning or other competitions that require fast starts and quick turns." Bevel style toe for ease of breakover reducing strains and pains. This is the secret weapon of many champion barrel horse riders. Being lightweight and with the side notches, 80% of the barrel racers have improved their time with these shoes. They give the horse more confidence on a variety of arena surfaces.