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post #21 of 85 Old 07-09-2012, 03:57 PM
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When you take the pictures tonight, please clean them first and try to not be quite so close please. Two are out of focus from being too close.
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post #22 of 85 Old 07-09-2012, 08:11 PM
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I am in the same position you are for different reasons. Our sand ring is very hard and has lots of rocks. I have to date been booting my horse (Renegades) for riding in that one ring and using the better indoor sand ring or outdoor grass area for riding whenever possible.

If Sandie has the really good feet I think she does, at worst you are looking at front shoes only. You can probably get away with leaving the hinds bare. Just be sure to look at several different farriers' work and make sure that you see uncompressed heels, frogs touching the ground and toes that are not too long. A good farrier will not mess your horse's feet up, but a bad one will is a train wreck.

The option would be to just boot her for when you ride in that ring. I know you didn't like the Cavallos, but maybe try Renegades or Easyboot epics. Both boots ride lower on the hoof so no rubs.
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All 3 rings are that footing though is the thing...otherwise I'd just ride in the grass if they had that option!

Well I took some photos tonight but since I can't upload here on mobile I'll have to upload them tomorrow when I can hook my phone up to my PC.
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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.
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post #25 of 85 Old 07-09-2012, 10:20 PM
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Id go with boots or rubber shoes. The wall is lower than the sole so some type of protection is clearly warranted. I like Renegade hoof boots and Ground control shoes when I have a choice.
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post #26 of 85 Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 AM
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Hoof boots are amazing I use Cavallo they are a lil pricy but last long and don't slip off. Also my horse lives on hard turf and I noticed her hooves kept chipping and cracking. I refuse to put shoes on my horse so I switched over to getting her hooves trimmed in a mustang roll and ta da no more cracking and chipping.
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post #27 of 85 Old 07-10-2012, 03:31 AM
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Don't feel bad about putting on shoes. I am a farrier. Some of my customers go the barefoot route, but some live in more rugged terrain, where it is not fair to their horses to let them go without shoes. Ferrel horses would be a completely different story because they have had time to adapt to their environment. But domesticated horses have been bred for many purposed in the show pen, and sadly, not every horse gets perfect feet. Out in the wild, only the strong survive, leaving easier keepers, but remember most people deal with domesticated horses. Find what is right for you in the way of what type of shoes, but I would highly suggest some sort of protection, before your horse's hooves become worn down into the sensitive lamina.
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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.

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post #29 of 85 Old 07-10-2012, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Id go with boots or rubber shoes. The wall is lower than the sole so some type of protection is clearly warranted. I like Renegade hoof boots and Ground control shoes when I have a choice.
You mention rubber shoes...could you elaborate? I've never heard of those, interesting!

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Hoof boots are amazing I use Cavallo they are a lil pricy but last long and don't slip off. Also my horse lives on hard turf and I noticed her hooves kept chipping and cracking. I refuse to put shoes on my horse so I switched over to getting her hooves trimmed in a mustang roll and ta da no more cracking and chipping.
Yep and Cavello are the ones I have but again, they rubbed the back of her soles raw unfortunately. Which is too bad because they did work and NEVER came off!

You know it's funny you mention the mustang roll...all the farriers who have ever worked on Sandie have said that she naturally wears her hooves into a mustang roll! And she's always had SUPER rock hard hooves with no issues, until I moved her here and she started getting consistently worked on this limestone footing all the time.

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