Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I think everything depends on quality. Apples to apples, having a good shoe job or keeping a good barefoot trim is a personal choice. Currently, all of my riding partners have their horses shod. My mare is not and never has been - but she does wear boots on the trail. And, like I have said before...their shod feet look fine to me, and so do my mare's.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.