Originally Posted by squirrelfood
Point is, some horses do better with shoes and some don't, and some do better with shoes just to begin with. So why would anyone with brains or feeling for the horse deny it anything that works, even if it only works for that moment in time?
My horse is not being ridden and is pasture sound (except when he is trotting around, but even then he is happy!). Since he is not unhappy/in obvious pain, then I would rather not use something that works for the moment but in turn adds more lesions to the DDFT and further irreparably deteriorates his navicular bone, which right now isn't that bad.
I didn't mean to start an argument, I would just love to hear personal stories... the BugZapper comment of anything I do that isn't shoes is a failure kind of kicked in my research side ;)