Originally Posted by spirit88
My horses feet wear to short if not shod. That's in summer when riden six days a week 5 hours a day. When I say to short I mean to short he's gimpy and very sore. So it can happen it does on my horse but that on rocky rough ground. Last summer his feet got worn so short farrier couldnt put shoes on nothing to nail it too.
There could be a lot of factors making the horse sore in that scenario though - I'm not saying horses don't need shoes or it can't happen, just that in my very short time in the horse world, I have heard of it but never seen it. I can't even google a picture up. I also know pretty much everyone who sees my horse says his feet are way too short, when really he just has a barefoot trimmer who trims according to the sole so, really, his feet are supposed to be that small. I'm very curious to see what hooves look like when actually worn too short.