Originally Posted by DuckDodgers
What about horses that need shoes for soundness purposes? It's not like you can take the shoes off every evening when you turn them out :P
Very true - unless your using hoof boots
. However, if it's your own horses in the pasture, then you can take a chance - my horses are all barefoot and, because it's an established group that I know well, I would do that if I had to. Now, if there are horses belonging to different owners in a pasture, then (if I was a barn owner/manager) I would likely air on the side of caution and not allow it; Mr. Shoes would need to go in a turn out pen.