Originally Posted by rascalboy
So... it's just the arena footing? Then... put some hoof boots on to ride her.
If her turnout is limestone, well, why the heck is she there anyway? She's a horse. Get her some grass. She doesn't give a crap about the boarders, or the barn, or her stall, or the fancy arena. That's all stuff for you, not her.
Please read the entire thread before you comment...tried the boots route, didn't work, they rubbed the backs of her heels raw. I'm not spending hundreds of dollars to try out all the different brands hoping for a different outcome, and the farriers in my area do not keep a bunch of types and sizes stock piled. And no, the turnout is NOT limestone, it's grass...although right now with the HOT and DRY summer we've had, the ground is super hard and there's not much grass left.
And yes I get that the "fancy arena", barn, boarders etc are for me, not her. Hence why I started this thread. Had I not cared about my horse, this would be a non-issue for me. I would appreciate if you did not imply otherwise, thanks much.