This shouldn't even be in this section and, IMHO, the abrasive manner in which the FOUR YEAR OLD article was written, was only published to start arguments.
Much has changed since 2010 in both the barefoot and the shoeing world, including the FACT that I almost had to put a horse down thanks to an AFA certified "Legend In His Own Mind" farrier that stopped listening to my vet after the third trim.
That incident was in 2012 and I recently discovered he also crippled a hunter/jumper for someone.
What has saved that horse's life is a modern day barefoot trim. The horse is now sound and moving better than he's moved in years. I keep him filed down in-between his 4-week formal trims.
The above article is slanted in such a way so as to present ALL barefoot trimming as bunk. There is good and bad in every venue. I've seen some shoeing jobs where the farrier should have had those shoes shoved right down his throat sideways.
I'd like to go toe-to-toe with writer in real life, not across a keyboard but it would be a moot point as, to reiterate, the article is four years old and not worth the powder to blow it into the next county by this time. MODS, please move this conversation into the hoof section,
where it rightfully belongs and will get traffic from the very folks whom it is trying to tar and feather Moderator note:
This thread has been moved from the gaited forum to the hoof health forum, as requested.
next time. please report a thread that is misplaced, if you please.