Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
This whole barefoot vs shoes debate is idiotic. SOME horses can go barefoot while SOME horses need shoes. You do what's best for the individual horse, not go by some 'gospel' thrown at you by fanatics of either camp.
That whole 'wild horses do just fine without shoes' argument has holes so big I could drive a semi through them. Wild horses with bad feet do exist, they just don't live long. Plus, they're not being worked the way domestic horses are. Comparing apples to kumquats.
In over 3 decades of owning horses, only one of mine has ever needed shoes and he gets them. I'm simply not willing to torture him because some barefoot fanatics think he shouldn't wear shoes.
Bottom line, you do what's best for the HORSE.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!