I decided it'd be best to get Apollo shoed...Since he has come to me he has gained 200+ pounds and still has a ton of muscle to pack on on top of that. His feet turn out so it causes him to distribute his weight differently and his feet splay rather quickly. I feel they start splaying faster and faster as time goes on, which I guess makes sense considering he is gaining weight and muscle as days go on. Plus I am starting jumping with him and will be going trail riding more often later this fall, so the shoes will help him in that aspect as well.
So tomorrow morning around 8 o'clock Apollo is getting some spiffy new shoes!
In all honesty I have never cared for, or ridden a horse with shoes...is there anything I should be aware of? Will he feel different while riding? Will his feet be sore for a couple days? Do I need to get him seen by a farrier more often because he is shoed? I'm going to talk to my farrier about this tomorrow but I just want your guys' opinions and advise...Thanks in advance!