I don't shoe my pony at the time, because she's mostly been in the field, and also because she had laminitis a couple of weeks ago, she's recovered now, but I don't dare to shoe her just yet anyway.
Besides I've heard it's good for the hoof to be without shoes..
Problem is, I'd like to take her for walks, but there are not many soft roads that we can ride on, and to reach the ones that do exist we have to walk on asphalt and stuff for a good while.
And my poor Silver is very sore on asphalt.. She tries to go in the side of the road all the time, on the grass, and when there's no grass/earth to walk on in the side of the road, she either goes reluctantly and slowly on the asphalt for a while, and when she thinks it becomes too much to bear, she simply stops and doesn't want to move...
I don't know if I'll shoe her yet, I'd like to try out hoof boots first. Some friends who keep their horses barefoot have recommended it to me.
What do you guys here think?
Should I try out hoof boots before I decide to shoe her again?
If so, what kind of hoof boots would be best suited for us?
How long does those boots last for, and what price would I have to pay?
Thank you! All guidance in this matter would help me and Silver a lot