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        01-01-2009, 10:21 PM
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    Foal
    ive got shoes. should i keep them?

    Ive got a quarter horse and a newly adopted mustang. My quarter horse I've had for 2 years and I've never put shoes on him but my mustang came to me with shoes and he's only 3 so obviously he hasnt had them on for a really long time but should I keep shoeing him? Or would it be fine to just take them off the next trim? I don't do anything that involves the need to have shoes.
         
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        01-01-2009, 10:29 PM
      #2
    Trained
    He should be fine without them. Talk to your farrier. You could give it a shot and if it becomes a problem shoe him.
    Mustangs are hardy.
         
        01-03-2009, 09:12 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Your new horse shuld be fine without shoes. He may be a bit sensitive for a couple of days after pulling them off but they will toughen up pretty quickly especially with him being a mustang.
         
        01-03-2009, 09:16 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Talk to your farrier; if he doesn't need them for something specific, then pull them. I can't imagine what he might need them for, but jic, ask.
         
        01-03-2009, 09:18 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    I agree talk to your farrier, but mustangs have great feet!
         
        01-03-2009, 09:50 PM
      #6
    Showing
    I think he should be fine with them as well, but I'd go over it with your farrier just to be sure. :)
         
        01-04-2009, 10:28 AM
      #7
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kimmeik    
    ive got a quarter horse and a newly adopted mustang. My quarter horse I've had for 2 years and I've never put shoes on him but my mustang came to me with shoes and he's only 3 so obviously he hasnt had them on for a really long time but should I keep shoeing him? Or would it be fine to just take them off the next trim? I don't do anything that involves the need to have shoes.
    What was he used for before you bought him? That might explain why they were put on in the first place. I think you're always before off barefoot so I would recommend trying him without and see how his feet are. Tho I know nothing about mustangs, I can't see those guys being known for having feet problems. Worst comes to worst, if he is really that bad you can always throw them back on if you see that nohing will improve their condition.
         
        01-05-2009, 04:37 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    When you take the shoes off, keep them if they do not look too worn. Doing so can save you a lot of money, if you can reuse them should you need to put them back on.
         
        01-05-2009, 05:01 PM
      #9
    Cat
    Green Broke
    Pull them. Some people just automatically put them on any horse they start training. A mustang should have no problem going barefoot.
         
        01-05-2009, 05:52 PM
      #10
    Showing
    It is true, mustangs have great feet. I would go ahead and have them taken off. Ask your farrier if there is some particular reason why they may have been put on, maybe the horse needs corrective shoeing. If not, then he will do great without them.
         

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