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post #11 of 14 Old 06-20-2012, 09:19 PM
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I don't get involved in barefoot vs. shoe debates. I've read all the material but I believe a good trim is a good trim. It's either done right, finished well, balanced and appropriate to the horse and task or it isn't. I spent two very hard years trying to find someone who would show up when scheduled, exhibit the fundamentals of horsemanship, and perform his task with skill and knowledge. I'm thankful for him everyday when I look at feet that no longer have flares. Plus, he also answers questions! I put his name out whenever I can because I want him to stay in business.
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-21-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian View Post
Good idea GreyHorse. I've stopped arguing with the barefoot ideas. Now I'm just laughing at em. With all the chemical treatments for disease control, boot fitting, maintenance trimmings in between trims, mustang roll practice classes, measuring and rationing of special hoof-strengthening supplements, strict regulation of sugar intake, and conditioning horses for different terrain, How do they find time to actually go for a real ride?

Then when the horse is lame, owner gets the blame for not following up on the extensive barefoot maintenance program.

Not trying to pick a fight here just curious. Are you against horses not wearing shoes period or just people who follow a "trimming fad" so to speak?

It seems like a balanced trim is a balanced trim no matter if there is a shoe involved or not. If the trim is correct there will be no problem from the trim. Am I incorrect in your opinion?
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-21-2012, 11:58 PM
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Not against barefoot at all. More than half of mine are barefoot right now. But the lengths some people go to get a horse to go "natural" to me doesn't make logical sense. In my opinion, whether or not a horse can go barefoot DEPENDS and always will
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-22-2012, 09:05 AM
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All clear now thanks. My three are all shoeless at the moment but I'm not gonna spend half my life with their feet to keep it that way. I just happen to be lucky I guess that they have tough feet since our pasture is mostly rock.
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