However, I thought since he is ridden sporadically it would be simpler (and cheaper) to buy hoof boots. I did talk to the vet about it and she said boots would be ok but she would recommend shoes for the reasons above. So I think we might end up putting on shoes next summer either way, but that it might also be good to purchase boots to have.
I know nearly nothing about boots so thought I would make this post, any ideas or recommendations? Which boots should I purchase? I can get pictures of his feet if need be.
We have the OK to ride him when sound (vet says to keep him exercised) and x-rays are normal. He is extremely sensitive to his diet and has flare-ups we can't even figure out why (maybe another post for that) so while his feet are more of a "symptom" we want to be as careful as possible. Thanks!