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post #11 of 13 Old 02-17-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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but in your situation, talking of working your horse on gravel roads
I'm not working him on gravel roads, I'm simply walking him to the arena. I do try to avoid having to walk on it, but that's hard to do. I will ask the farrier about pads next time he is out. Thank you :)
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post #12 of 13 Old 02-17-2014, 12:42 PM
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If he were mine I would pull the shoes and get a pair of well fitting boots and use them only for walking to the arena. They would last a looong time doing this and would pay for themselves over time vs. the cost of reapplying shoes every 6-8 weeks.

I'm not against shoes but keep my horses barefoot and boot as needed as I dislike the inconvenience of them throwing a shoe, one coming loose etc. Especially since my farrier lives over an hour away and it would be a long wait to get a shoe tacked back on.
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I'm not working him on gravel roads, I'm simply walking him to the arena. I do try to avoid having to walk on it, but that's hard to do. I will ask the farrier about pads next time he is out. Thank you :)
You wrote; "I have to ride him 1km to the arena on a dirt road. But sometimes the village puts the rocks and dirt on the road and after riding him there and practicing then riding home, he is really sensitive on his feet."

If you're not doing that, only working him in an arena, you may be able to do without pads.
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