shoes or no shoes?

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shoes or no shoes?

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  • Laminitis, shoes or no shoes

View Poll Results: Do you put shoes on your horse/s?
yes i put shoes on my horse/s 9 45.00%
no i don't put shoes on my horse/s 11 55.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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    05-26-2007, 04:15 PM
shoes or no shoes?

I just wanted to know the percentage of people the shoe their horse/s.
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    05-26-2007, 04:22 PM
I voted yes. Although I only have shoes on her front feet. She is not balanced withough the shoes, and she gets terrible stone bruises if barefoot, (as in very lame). She is ok with her hind feet, it's just the fronts.

Since I got a good farrier, who put thicker shoes on her fronts, Christy has stopped having back pain, has stopped bucking (as much ,) and trots, gallops and plays in her corral a lot! I have also discovered since she has proper shoes that she is gaited! Yipee! She has an intermediate 4 beat trot. Super smooth, and super fast. :o

It's great when they can go barefoot. But sometimes they need shoes.
    05-26-2007, 04:25 PM
Lol cool I love gaited horse!!!
    05-26-2007, 04:29 PM
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I voted yes too.

Petra has shoes on all four, Meg just has shoes on the front, although she does have the most amazing, strong feet so could probably go without, (will discuss that with my farrier when he comes) And Willow did use to be barefoot, but my farrier recommended shoeing him as his feet were in a terrible state when I first got him. He had suffered badly with Laminitis, and has weak hooves, always seemed to be getting absesses, so he has all four shoes now. Who knows later it may change, but that's mine for now.
    05-27-2007, 01:10 PM
I voted "no". My mare is 27 and retired in her pasture. She has always had really good feet and she's doing fine now barefoot. She did have shoes on when I was showing her but I see not reason to keep shoes on her now. We have a miniature pony for the kids too but I don't think horse shoes come that small do they? Those would be some darn cute shoes!
    05-27-2007, 03:01 PM
We have a miniature pony for the kids too but I don't think horse shoes come that small do they? Those would be some darn cute shoes!
Yep they have shoes for minies, and yes they are adorable! A friend has a mini that she drives, and the little guy has shoes, they are just soooo cute!
    05-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Are you SERIOUS? That's awesome! I've always been around horse and larger ponies so having a mini is new to me. All their stuff is so darn adorable I want to get everything for him. Its like buying baby clothes.
    05-27-2007, 05:08 PM
I voted yes only because Wes has worn shoes, and probably will need them put back on, but as of right now, he is barefoot.
    05-29-2007, 12:51 AM
Lol I vote yes and no is that allowed?? I shoe my horses on a horse to horse basis. My arab/welsh hasnt had shoes in the five years iv had him he has the strongest hoofs of any horse I no he walkes fine on gravel,ash vault, and rocky ground. But my thoroughbred mare will have shoes on after she fittens up and is in harder work
    08-24-2007, 01:15 PM
I do not shoe my horse. She used to have shoe's in the front for certain reasons. But she is perfectly fine without shoes. :)

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