Originally Posted by kitten_Val
No, older horses don't need shoes if they didn't need them for whole life.
That is really bad advice for two reasons. First, many people keep horses unshod when they should be shod. Second, just like the rest of thier body a horses feet change throughout thier lives and adjustments need to be made. I liked the part about getting a second opinion or at least getting an explaination about why the farrier thinks you need shoes.