I'm looking at a horse to buy. He was a camp horse all summer and has shoes on his front hooves. I guess they shoe all of the camp horses because they are ridden so hard.
The hooves are a bit chipped but nothing too horrible, and after I buy him I'd like to remove his shoes and go barefoot.
We're heading into fall and I've read alot of people pull shoes for winter anyway,
If his feet are generally healthy can he be ridden soon after the shoes come off? Or is there a waiting period . I've read different things but I'd like to hear from people who have had the experience personally, either removing just for the winter or going barefoot all together.