Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
The very wet, damp weather that seems to covered a lot of the U.S. this year causes a lot of hoof problems. Rather than worry about shod v. barefoot, I would concentrate on special hoof care while it is so wet. Many old timers around here use iodine or ACV every day to ward off any of the myriad of bacterial and fungal problems horses get when their feet are wet all the time.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.