The stud is a registered paint, breeding for a good quality PtHA foal, wanting to compete on the mare too.
The cremello is supposedly very much reliable, leave her for 6 months go out catch her and go without issues. I don't like the shoes thing either. The younger mare is in good health, no hoof trouble no previous founder, laminitis or colic
"A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan." ~Pam Brown