Horse foot shoes on sale at Cheltenham Festival

275x250.jpg Funny shoes which have been made to look like real horses' feet and use genuine horse hair have gone on sale at the Cheltenham Festival.

The zip-up hoof shoes were commissioned the celebrate 100 years of the racing festival and come in knee and ankle-length versions.

Each of the 'Horseshoes for Humans' features a imitation carbon fibre hoof and are stitched with around 5,000 individual horse hairs.

But they do not come cheap -- they come with a £1,300 price tag… so let's hope you back a winner first if you want to buy a pair.
275x250.jpg A spokesperson for Betfair, which commissioned the boots, said: "As one of the most prestigious events in the horse racing calendar we wanted to celebrate the centenary of Cheltenham in style.

"We’re upping the fashion – and betting – stakes this festival. Not only will our punters win bigger with Betfair, but they’ll also be a shoe-in for best dressed on course."

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