Originally Posted by Spyder
One of the reason I do not get into these barefoot vs shoes arguments as there are hurt feeling and nothing is resolved because each side is so sure their side is right.
I really was hoping it would have been about seedy toe ( and a topic on this was recently on JUST seedy toe)....I should have known different. :roll:
I don't think there were any hurt feelings about this, and certainly shouldn't be. When a hoof question is asked, barefoot vs. shoes is a topic that is likely to come up, because most hoof things are seen/cared for by the professional hoof people, whether they are farriers or trimmers, and of course, we will add any observations twe may have made in the course of our work, and how we've fixed it, etc.
Yes, you only asked "what is it?" but to answer that, it's very easy to want to explain the circumstances that influence the occurence, so that you could perhaps avoid it in your own horse, as logically, the next question would be "why" or "how does it occur".
Nobody has been disrespectful and your question has been the more thorougly answered for it. Perhaps you should be very specific when asking a question and state you only want minimal information-"just the simple, basics, please" It is a public thread and everyone that wants to help will most likely always offer more information than you really ask for if you don't stop us in our tracks.