Also, I was told hoof health had a lot to do with work load and diet. So here's some info on that:
Baby Girl gets two pounds of Legends Performance Pellet, two cups of veggie oil, and six (dry) cups of beet pulp daily. She wears a grazing muzzle 24/7 in an extremely lush pasture. I'm considering adding some Gro Strong minerals and a vitamin E supplement. Baby Girl is currently in light work. She is ridden 3 times a week. Two of those times are mostly at a walk, and the other is a trot/canter/some sprinting conditioning session on the trails. She's a CTR horse, and maintains her fitness quite well this way.
Miss Kitty gets one cup of beet pulp and two pounds of FRM Cool Balance daily. She is on lush pasture 24/7. She is ridden four/five times a week, with at least two heavy workouts per week. I'm thinking of adding Gro Strong minerals to her diet as well.
We work on sandy/loomy terrain and in grass arenas. Usually soft, usually wet.
Baby Girl has been barefoot since the first of the year, and Kitty has been barefoot since October 2013.