Shoes In Winter
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Shoes In Winter

This is a discussion on Shoes In Winter within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Horse shoes in winter
  • Shoe a horse in winter

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-28-2012, 08:16 AM
  #1
Weanling
Shoes In Winter

My gelding can go barefoot, but over the summer and fall I had shoes on him because we were showing pretty much every other weekend. But now that winter is rolling around is there any reason for me to leave his shoes on, or actually is there a reason for me to have them pulled off? This is my first winter owning a horse so just not sure whether to keep the shoes or not, or if it is just personal preference.
Oh and my gelding has solid feet, he can go barefoot, he was when I got him. He is outside all day and in a heated barn all night, also it gets really snowy where I live and icy too.

Thanks :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-28-2012, 09:40 AM
  #2
Banned
I currrently have a horse with shoes all four feet. We have snow on the ground only 2 inches. And he's having a heck of a time slip slidding around farrier is coming friday to pull off the shoes and trim. I wouldnt keep a horse shod in winter time my bare foot horses arent having any issues with slipping.
     
    11-28-2012, 10:10 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Id always default to no shoes . I only shoe horses that need it when they need it. If the terrain, use and horse doesnt need them why waste the money ?
     
    11-28-2012, 10:53 AM
  #4
Trained
I'd pull the shoes if he doesn't need them. You might be a me to show him and keep him barefoot too. Talk to your farrier.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    11-28-2012, 11:09 AM
  #5
Weanling
Great thanks, he's getting his feet done on the 10th, I'll have farrier pull them off. The reason I had shoes on him when we were show were for grip (jumping) and because we didn't know what the footing would be like at shows.

Thanks everyone! :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    11-29-2012, 09:03 PM
  #6
Trained
If he's fine barefoot, leave the shoes off. I find they have better traction on snow and ice without shoes. It also gives their feet some time off to recover from any damage shoes may have created.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Farrier was out today - reset some shoes, set new shoes - thoughts? crimsonsky Hoof Care 8 05-15-2012 12:40 AM
Pulling shoes for winter? Acco Horse Riding 7 11-25-2011 09:50 PM
Shoes Vs. No Shoes in the Winter... ColorsOfClass Horse Grooming 11 10-18-2011 11:38 PM
Get some bling on them shoes! *Buying a new pair of horse shoes.* myhorsesonador Horse Tack and Equipment 7 02-14-2011 02:25 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0