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    07-12-2012, 07:48 PM
  #71
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Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
Just commenting on the fact that equestrians from nice soft soil areas, have the liberty to make the choice of whether to shoe or not to shoe.
Here in my area there is no choice, if you want to ride the trails you put shoes on your horse.
Well, I have a wide variety of trails and road riding and haven't needed shoes on any of my horses (I think there have been 5 here over the years). I ride on hardpack clay, gravel, bedrock, loose rock, and forest topsoil. I still say it's the combination of horse, use and environment that determines the need or not for shoes - not just one thing.

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I was stupid enough to try it once without shoes, I had just bought a draft X from OK and she had been barefoot her entire life, before I got shoes on her I took her to the park to show her off. I had planned on riding the easy chat covered trails, well we made it about 1/3 mile and had to turn around and go home. You should have heard my cousin chastizing me for my stupidity.
Ha ha. Sounds funny, but what is "chat?" Never heard that term before.


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No one here was saying anything negative about the OP. On the contrary, I think it is great that although she believes barefoot is better, she realized that in this instance her horse is better off with shoes.

I guess I should have said, "Shoes do not negatively affect the horses feet if put on properly."
Sorry if I implied that you said anything negative. I didn't mean to.
     
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    07-12-2012, 08:09 PM
  #72
Green Broke
NM it definitely is a bunch of factors! Sandie has gone barefoot for years over bedrock, gravel, and even the limestone but with this summer's drought and the constant work on limestone it's changed the game now!
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    07-13-2012, 01:01 PM
  #73
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[QUOTE=NorthernMama;1594414]Well, I have a wide variety of trails and road riding and haven't needed shoes on any of my horses (I think there have been 5 here over the years). I ride on hardpack clay, gravel, bedrock, loose rock, and forest topsoil. I still say it's the combination of horse, use and environment that determines the need or not for shoes - not just one thing.

I am happy for you and your horse!
     
    07-13-2012, 04:16 PM
  #74
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That new farrier (who did the shoes) looks fantastic! Think you found a great one. With my minimal hoof knowledge, they look well done, both the shoes and the barefoot trim.
     
    07-13-2012, 04:35 PM
  #75
Green Broke
I've heard very good things about him!! And he is SOOOOOO nice too, and very calm and gentle with the horses. I really like him a alot! Plus he texts so it's easy to ask him questions I know this is sorta age stereotyping but because of his texting I expected him to be young when I met him, but he's in his late 50's or early 60's! He's just cool like that I guess!
     
    07-16-2012, 03:40 PM
  #76
Showing
What farrier put the shoes on? He did a nice job. We need rain sooo badly; the ground is so hard that Excel's shoes are wearing after just a few resets!
     
    07-16-2012, 03:51 PM
  #77
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I'm glad she seems to be doing well.
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    07-16-2012, 04:12 PM
  #78
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
What farrier put the shoes on? He did a nice job. We need rain sooo badly; the ground is so hard that Excel's shoes are wearing after just a few resets!
can I just say that I find it fascinating that you can get a few resets out of your shoes before they show wear! I never get resets - always a new set as there are so many rocks, etc. here.
     
    07-16-2012, 04:22 PM
  #79
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^ Really? Wow, I feel better about our ground now.
     
    07-16-2012, 05:01 PM
  #80
Green Broke
His name is Dan Derrick. He said he's coming back in about 6 1/2 weeks to check her out and reset them. He put steel on her and said you can usually get a reset or 2 out of those. The others at the barn who have aluminum shoes have to get new ones every time, aluminum doesn't hold up for a reset normally.
     

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