I forgot to mention about pads.
You can buy the boot pads or you can make your own. I had bought some of the thinner variety cus that's all they had at the store. I don't recall how long they lasted but I wasn't impressed with it. It seemed like I only got one or two rides out of before they were what I would call trashed. I don't know how long the thicker ones would last cus they didn't have any.
So I made my own pads using one of those roll up mats that I found in the camping section at cal-ranch. I only got one ride out of em. But the cost of the whole mat was less than the cost of a set of pads....if I'm recalling correctly. And with a mat you can get quite a few pads outta it.
I've also heard people using gym mats that can be found at sports stores.
A little off topic, but not much.... If you wanna learn about barefoot trimming then I could definitely recommend a dvd set called, "Under the Horse" which can be found at Pete Ramey's website. I bought it quite a while ago and I'm still happy for the purchase I made. I would also suggest reading all the articles at his website if you are interested.
Truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as self evident.
Last edited by totalfreedom; 04-30-2011 at 03:17 PM.