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post #11 of 13 Old 06-14-2010, 09:59 PM
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I was told at the clinic I went to on the weekend that we should never touch the sole in the toe area - Only a small amount beside the frog and the bars and into the heel corners of needed.
I agree. Any sole trimming is mainly for hygiene. Barefoot horses need all the sole they have, and if the soles look good, I don't touch them at all.

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Yup, that's what we were taught, to only trim away any old sole that is shedding.

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Well, I am going out today and try and find the Easy boot gloves-just so he can be worked more comfortably in the meantime......I feel sorry for him. If I can't find them, will have to resort to internet ordering. Hoope they help-we will see! I figure after the fact I can always use them if I go trail riding in a rocky area.......Thanks all! Will let you know!
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