Hello all! My new farrier thinks my horse needs front shoes due to having brittle feet and my previous farriers REALLY messed up his hooves (long toes, odd shape, under run heel). She is coming out to start the fixing process on Friday. I was wondering if bell boots would be a good option for him? He wore shoes his whole life until the last year his old owner owed him, he pulled his shoes and was put out on pasture for a year. I only had him shod once and that was for really rocky trails. Then I had them pulled two weeks later. Everybody else at my barn has their horses shod and almost everybody wears bell boots. The horses who don't often have a collection of pulled shoes. Is wearing bell boots a good idea for him?
I have the Professional Choice bell boots, but I think I would need the rubber kind. I just think too much mud would collect under the Pro Choice even though I am out there everyday. Would you guys suggest getting the pull on kind or the velcro kind?