Barefoot v. Shoes

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    04-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Barefoot v. Shoes

What do you prefer and why? What kind of boots or shoes do you use?
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    04-11-2012, 12:07 PM
I like the easy boots but I only carry them for when I lose a shoe and when I lose one I pull the other and put the boots on.

But I prefer shoes now that I have tried them over barefoot... my horses don't get so tender after the long miles on gravel and such, so I use steel shoes at the moment...
    04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
I prefer shoes. I had a friend come out to visit that used boots. Her horse actually did very well; however, in the time she spent putting on her boots, I was saddled up and ready to ride. I had to tie my horse to a post and sit in the shade a while.
    04-11-2012, 09:48 PM
Green Broke
I shoe. Dream does get her shoes pulled for the winter, but once it's serious training and competition time, the shoes are on.
    04-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Green Broke
Shoes. I keep fronts on 10 months out of the year when I'm doing serious conditioning. Sometimes I have to shoe all four for mountain rides.

I don't like boots. Too much time to put on. The fit has to be just right. I rode a horse who required boots once. It was a PAIN to get off on the trail and put them back on every couple of miles. I was constantly worried about those things. I don't trust them. My horse holds a shoe well, so I just shoe.

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