Originally Posted by hisangelonly
Yes like those. Oh okay well then I don't want to make it hard on him. I will ask about the studs and see what he says. He probably has them with him. Lol. He will jump things at a trot so I guess I'll just stick with the trot until he gets it lol
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The toe grabs put a lot of torque and stress on their legs, which you don't want with your guy. If you can't get stud holes and use studs, just regular plain horse shoes should be fine for what you want to do. Lots of people don't worry about using studs until they get to novice, they take a while to get the hang of putting them in, and to learn which ones to use in which conditions.
Just regular shoes would be fine, and like I said, you'd just have to be aware that he might find some footing a little bit more slippery than aan unshod horse. I evented one of my horses with just front shoes doing beginner novice and didn't use studs, and he was perfectly fine and never slipped.