Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
My mare has a quarter crack (from a old scar) and we wanted to hold off putting shoes. she would crack, chip and obliterated any heal she had just in her stall! (she had no turn out). Even with boots it did not work. She was barefoot for 6 years on her back end did her no favors. Without shoes it felt like I was riding the front of the horse, it was like her rear end did not exist. First day i rode her with shoes and she was a different horse. She also decided she wanted to jump everything in site lol.
I wished she could go without shoes. It would be cheaper (well its almost free at the moment because bf's dad is my farrier but still lol)