Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Thanks for the reply. I spoke with the vet about it, who acaully suggested the easy boots. She also said that she has not known the shoes to be an issue if care is taken to keep the stallion from striking out...she said to wait until he and the mare are fully ready before approaching. My stallion is actually not a huge striker anyway. I think the easy boots may be a good idea. I would hate to have shoes reset for every breeding!
Also, up here, I really need to continue riding and competing him in activities - he will not have a large foal crop any year simply due to the smaller horse population. Riding him in public is a good way to let people see him, how he does, etc. As his foals begin to hit the ground and show what he passes on, it will become less of an issue :)