Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
my guys are all barefoot and I wouldnt have it any other way. Even my tb who has typical flat, brittle tb feet is starting to get stronger, sturdier feet since going barefoot.
You do have to get a reputable barefoot farrier though as the hoof has to be cut and dealt with in a way that traditional farriers don't know. If you get a traditional farrier to to do a barefoot trim you will end up with a hoof cut in the exact same shape as if you were having shoes and this isnt the natural shape therefore cannot provide the natural workings of a hoof.
Barefoot is great but if you are going to go on a trail where there are a lot of big rocks etc I would suggest buying a pair of barefoot boots for the horse
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