04-22-2011, 04:49 PM
| || | Will a shoe help or hurt this hoof crack?
My horse has a large vertical crack. My dad's friend who does farrier work is wanting to trim it down and put a shoe on the front feet and put sealer in. He says it will keep pressure off of it or something. I really don't like the idea of this because he's never had shoes and i've read alot that shoes weaken the feet and reduce blood flow and that kind of thing. I really don't want someone shoeing him if he can heal completely naturally and I hate not having control over what they do to him, is this shoe nessicary? If not im telling him not to do it if he will listen.