Originally Posted by poppy1356
I would think sand would wear down hooves faster if the hooves are accustomed to soft footing and possibly wet footing. But if the terrain is sandy and then rocky I would at least watch it. Of course this all depends on how much you ride. In the summer I ride about 75-100 miles a week so to me that is enough riding to watch how they wear. But if you don't ride all that much then it would be a non-issue.
Well poppy we got you beat on the miles a week we do 150 to 175 a week
Yep were riding fools and our horses have to have shoes with pads we trot and canter most of the trail. Rode 3 miles on dirt gravel road trotted whole time didn't see any wear on hoof.
Of course that's only one ride will see how the hoofs fare after more rides.