Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
If she wars her hooves ok and not too much, barefoot would be great. In any other case, regular shoes (same type as any other riding horse has, not any heavy, log or weird type) is enough. And a regular trim.
I have to keep my gaited horse shoed simply because he'd have no hooves left otherwise. He doesn't get sore but he wears down more than he can grow. Also, now I have some special shoes on the hindfeet, they're slightly wider on the outside. This is to correct his balance, he steps too much on the outside of the hoof and that makes a harmful twist to his legs. This shoe doesn't stop the twist but prevents it by giving him better support. It has nothing to do with his gaiting, and he's gaiting just as well before as after this :)
If he shoe is slippery, you can put small studs on it. Really small, you shouldn't really see them if the hoof is standing down on pavement, but it'll keep her from slipping around. Too big studs (or whatever you call them) will give a too good grip and in long term injure her legs because they hinder movement.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.