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post #41 of 109 Old 07-31-2013, 08:35 PM
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I don't think the horse slipping is the issue here, my reiner ran around in sliders all spring here in Alberta and was just fine. The OP knew the horse was shod all around when she agreed to the lease. There's a reason that horse is shod all the way around and we don't know why so cannot answer - essentially the owner of the horse has the final say.
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post #42 of 109 Old 07-31-2013, 08:45 PM
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I don't understand the purpose of asking for the shoes off. The horse slipped, they will do that barefoot if it's muddy.
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post #43 of 109 Old 07-31-2013, 08:48 PM
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SOme of us prefer no shoes. ME for one. I like to know I have a 4 footed horse when I go ride. Not one missing a shoe. I have not owned a horse with shoes for years. If so-not for long.
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SOme of us prefer no shoes. ME for one. I like to know I have a 4 footed horse when I go ride. Not one missing a shoe. I have not owned a horse with shoes for years. If so-not for long.
I absolutely prefer no shoes, simply for financial reasons and not having to worry about throwing shoes etc. However the nature of my sport dictates sliders $145 a pop. So I suck it up and pay. If my horse required shoeing for therapeutic or sporting purposes then I'd have him shod appropriately. There's a reason the OP's lease horse is shod all around, we just don't know why
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My mare was barefoot for years. Im SO glad I put shoes on her. Here in az the hooves dry out and she was destroying her feet, and with her quarter crack that's NOT a safe thing. Her hooves are just not meant to be without shoes. She is a happier horse now.

The OP's leased horse might need shoes for a similar reason. He may have lameness issues without, he may destroy his feet.
Don't get upset that im not pro barefoot with horses. Honestly in a perfect world horses could be ridden bareback and bridle-less and never need shots, never colic and never need shoes. But its not so some horses need shoes, some horses need shank bits, and some colic all the time.
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I absolutely prefer no shoes, simply for financial reasons and not having to worry about throwing shoes etc. However the nature of my sport dictates sliders $145 a pop. So I suck it up and pay. If my horse required shoeing for therapeutic or sporting purposes then I'd have him shod appropriately. There's a reason the OP's lease horse is shod all around, we just don't know why
I have the sliders put on when I need them only. I don;t show that much at all.... Otherwise, they decorate the inside of my tack trunk. lol I LOVE the $30 every 6 weeks (if that) for a trim. I was spoiled by my old clyde cross who lived on "air", barefoot, fat and happy.
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I have the sliders put on when I need them only. I don;t show that much at all.... Otherwise, they decorate the inside of my tack trunk. lol I LOVE the $30 every 6 weeks (if that) for a trim. I was spoiled by my old clyde cross who lived on "air", barefoot, fat and happy.
Haha I don't show a lot, if at all (life is getting in my way!!) I just practice a lot
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SOme of us prefer no shoes. ME for one. I like to know I have a 4 footed horse when I go ride. Not one missing a shoe. I have not owned a horse with shoes for years. If so-not for long.

I understand that, it's the same as me preferring shoes.

If she cares that much, then she should buy her own horse. I am quite over the top about my horses care, so I said I would choose the vet, dentist and farrier, and I'd freak if someone used someone different. Therefore I own my own horse, so I am in control of its care.
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post #49 of 109 Old 07-31-2013, 09:53 PM
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I was spoiled by my old clyde cross who lived on "air", barefoot, fat and happy.
I wish MY horses lived on air! x_x

As for the OP....no harm in asking.
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I am a full-time farrier and I am always telling people to just try their horses barefoot. People think "I'm riding my horse, therefore I need shoes." Not true in a LOT of cases. Some do end up needing shoes put back on, some just need fronts, and some don't need any at all. I always try to save my clients a little bit of money if I can.

As for the OP, just ask. Like mentioned earlier, all they can say is "no". I guess that's just one of the cons in leasing horses.
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