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post #21 of 25 Old 06-16-2009, 10:46 AM
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I have a pony that is barefoot and a possible buy that will stay barefoot. My gelding has low heels and has shoes all around my mare has shoes on front because she toes in and her feet wear unevenly causing her to gimp around.

I say if you don't have a reason for shoes take them off and try it out. Of course get your farriers opinion also.
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post #22 of 25 Old 06-16-2009, 11:54 AM
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I had the chance to take right now, I would pull the shoes off my mare and leave them off. However, due to soft soles and the trail rides that I have been going on, I feel that she needs the shoes and in a way eases my concience.

As soon as I feel comfortable about her feet I will wean her off the shoes. I want to save that money that I could be spending on shoes!
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post #23 of 25 Old 06-16-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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umm i dont know what snow shoes are. i have tryed bellboots but they rub.
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post #24 of 25 Old 06-17-2009, 01:11 AM
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Most of my horses are with out shoes... my my lesson arab has slowly lost his heel because his toes seem to grow faster so I have him in aluminum wedges especially since he has an old bow on one leg.

True. Barefoot is usually better but some of these "Natural" trimmers who claim to follow Pete Whatever his name is will charge $50-$60 for a trim! They also advise doing it every 4-5 weeks especially at first, until the feet wear better and then you can gradually stretch it out longer. My aluminum wedges cost me $75 and possibly $55 if they last long enough to be used twice. $55 for regular front shoes.

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post #25 of 25 Old 06-17-2009, 10:35 AM
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My horse Zeus used to have shoes when he was competing and jumping in the four foot range. Now however he doesn't have any shoes and has great feet. My last horse Mikey had horrible and sensitive feet and NEEDED shoes, no doubt about it. So, like everyone else is saying, does your horse need them? If so stick them on. If not leave them off.

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
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