Just went semi shoeless - have questions
I just pulled my TB's hind shoes a few days ago. The first few days he just looked more confused than anything. He's not lame exactly but not sure how to walk either. I'm guessing he's just wondering what all that feeling is down there, probably some pins and needles stuff too. I've been walking him of varied surfaces to see what he's comfortable with. To my dismay, he likes the hard pavement of the driveway and barn aisle best, followed by the hard dirt walkway to the paddock, is very tentative about the indoor sand arena and hates his muddy paddock. I'm thinking it's more due to how the surfaces feel more than anything, but I'm just surprised that he likes the hard stuff. I expected some degree of lameness on hard/not soft, but got the other way around. Has anyone who's gone shoeless experienced this?
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.