My gelding has low heels. He is an ex race horse and has always had shoes. He is 11. My farrier said he would never be able to go without shoes because of his low heels.
Is this true? I don't care one way or another but a lady decided not to buy him because he required shoes.
My farrier doesn't care one way or another if he needs shoes or not (he isnt out for money). Many times he has come out only to decide that the horses could wait a couple of more weeks. He always does a great job.
Also just another thing I thought of. I bought my mare as a recip mare who had not had foot care except when she was in foal. She is pigeon toed and so to get her balanced up we put on front shoes when we bought her because she was acting lame in her front feet. The shoes corrected that. (after felxion tests and nerve blocks the vet recommended it) Anyway it has been over a year...do you think we could pull her front shoes. I mean all that happens is we have to put them back on right? Guess I need to ask the farrier as well.