I have always liked hot shoeing, but where I am now there aren't many shoers that do it. I don't need it now anyway as my horses are barefoot, but an appendix QH I had required shoes all around. He had the worst feet, flat as pancakes, thin walled, just horrible in every aspect. We always had to have him hot shod because 1. A regular cold shoeing was not going to hold, he'd throw them in a matter of days 2. His feet were so crazy his shoes had to specially formed to his feet. The only other horse I have had shod was an Arabian. When I first got him, his feet were cracked really bad and the farrier hot shoed his fronts. We got him grown out and I let him go barefoot. Some years later I entered him in an endurance ride and I knew there would be a good bit of gravel so I had him shod just for that. It was a cold shoe job, and it looked good, but I just didn't like it as well as when he was done hot.