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post #21 of 25 Old 04-15-2011, 05:23 PM
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It can take a while for a natural trim to make a horse comfortable on different surfaces. Some never are. Just depends on the horse and the trim. Not all Barefoot trims are the same and not all horses have healthy feet to start with, as you know. :)

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It can take a while for a natural trim to make a horse comfortable on different surfaces. Some never are. Just depends on the horse and the trim. Not all Barefoot trims are the same and not all horses have healthy feet to start with, as you know. :)
Yes, I've heard about it :)
But she's sore on gravel when her hooves haven't been trimmed for ages too, I've noticed.
I've been considering hoofboots for a long time :)
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post #23 of 25 Old 04-30-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying one pair of the Boa Horse boots, by EasyCare.
I got them really cheap (85 pounds, they usually cost a hundred quid more), so I'm very satisfied, they came with the gaiters too.

I'm just wondering, would it be okay to just use them on the front hooves for a while? Or should I buy another pair for the back-hooves immeditately?

I tried them on her front feet today (they arrived today), and tried leading her on some asphalt, grass, gravel, and dried mud. She was just fine, she really seemed to accept them, the first few minutes she looked a bit unsure what to make of this stuff, but then she became more bold and seemed to like it.

I already love them, I think!
But then again, what do you think, should I use one or two pairs??

Thank you, I hope someone'll reply to this!
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I only use the boots on the fronts for most horses. I have pretty crappy rock roads here and I've not needed hinds. Occasionally a horse may need them on the hinds.. Ride/try your horse out on different terrain and see what you need. :)

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I only use the boots on the fronts for most horses. I have pretty crappy rock roads here and I've not needed hinds. Occasionally a horse may need them on the hinds.. Ride/try your horse out on different terrain and see what you need. :)
Okay, great, thanks Appyt! C:
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