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I'm pretty sure alot of the horse butts come from up here in Canada and not so much France. It's leagal to sell horse meat up here (as far as I know).
I've also heard that the horses are not slimply used just for the shell; that they are old work horses that die of old age/sickness... afaik
A couple of years ago, I asked Nick at Horween about Shell leather - he said that the leather they use is a byproduct of the food industry - so, no, they aren't using the leather from horses that have simply died of old age or sickness
Rancourts provide more arch support than Quoddys - I have a pair of each and find the Rancourts more comfortable
Both make nice looking, quality boat shoes
Have a cobbler do it or do it yourself with coarse sandpaper. I have removed dark edging before, but not on 8 chukkas.
Go ahead and post!
Also, do you use shoe trees?
Finally, I like the suggestion of wearing something stiff over the tendon the crease bites into. I also find if you move more vigorously (I'm not saying play a game of football, but maybe some brisk walking/turning) the break in procedure can accelerate due to the increased pressures/forces on the shoe).