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post #1 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have been reading up and I wanted to know the pros and cons about having shoes on your horses. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is it better to have your horse barefoot?
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:34 PM
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if your horse is doing alot of hard work (jumping, being ridden more then 3 times a week) id suggest getting shoes just so your horses feet don't become tender and worn from all the hard work hes doing. if your horses feet are strong then he shouldn't need shoes. it all really depends on what work your making your horse do. but if the horses feet are naturally soft and tender i recommend shoes.
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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also i forgot to add shoes can be expensive so thats another con
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I don't have a horse yet but it depends if I board or end up building my own barn that I would be riding every, to every other day also depending on if the weather lets me.
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what work would you be doing with your horse?
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Pleasure mostly and trail. Maybe if I decide it's right for me I could get into jumping but I am not sure as of right now.
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:53 PM
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In addition to what ginger said, I believe that a lot of arena work does not necessarily warrant the use of shoes. Horses can jump, barrel race, ect. barefoot, and will actually have more traction that way.

Where you might need shoes. is if you ride a lot outside of an arena, where terrain can be rough. Shoes are expensive. I keep mine barefoot if possible, but put shoes on at the first sign of tenderness, as I do not want bruises to take me out of riding for weeks.
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:53 PM
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well if the horse doesn't have shoes when you buy him, most likely he wont need shoes. just get the farriers opinion on what you should do because it all boils down to the horse itself, and its needs.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well, mostly starting off I will be doing arena work, and go out for trail rides once in a while. :) I will definitely be getting my farriers opinion and insite on things when I get my horse.
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-25-2008, 02:44 PM
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If you are going to be riding on or keeping your horse on rocky terrain, you might also want to consider shoes.


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