Shoeing to prevent lameness from previous injury
Does anyone have a lot of success or swear by some sort of shoeing to keep their horses sound after a tendon or ligament injury?
My gelding tore his L front suspensory out in pasture and is currently being rehabbed back to HOPEFULLY do some low level eventing and dressage. I have just learned there is a farrier who comes for another persons horses at my barn who have had similar and more severe injuries where a tendon was nearly severed. Her farrier specializes in lameness and uses soft pads and trims according to each horse's needs and they have both gone back to running barrels! My fear about keeping him and trying to do what I want to do is that he will constantly be on and off again because of this injury. The barrel racers swear that the special trim and shoeing is really the only reason her horses are able to race again. Right now my gelding is barefoot.
Anyone have opinions about this?