Should I get him boots?
So, I have a 5 year old solid paint gelding named Cole. He was broke last summer, and I've just now started taking him out on the road. What I've noticed is he's been tripping a lot. I always pick out his hooves before and after I ride. The guy who broke him said he rode him out on gravel and he did just fine without shoes. We recently had a farrier out who said he had great hooves and he also said he didn't need shoes. So since it's most likely not a hoof problem, should I try boots?