I have a three year old quarter horse that I rescued & I am wondering if he needs shoes . My neighbor has two middle aged horses ( a tennesee walker & a leopard appaloosa ) & they shoe theyre horses . He used to ride them with me sometimes on the weekends & sometimes in the mornings , but other than that's they are usually in the pasture . My gelding will be my first horse & I am pretty young . I've been voulenteering at a horse rescue for a very long time & I understand what im getting into .
We have a few complications at my house right now , but when we get him I will ride him daily in the pasture until he is ready to go outside of the fence , & I will take it slow, like walking around my house , then down my street ect.
I am unsure if he will need to be shod . The rescue has only one horse with corrective shoeing, but they rarely do out of the property riding . So they don't bother with them.
He's never worn shoes before .
What do you guys think ?