I does the same as Chance01
Barefoot on my morgan works pretty well. Her feets are strong and healthy, and she has never been deferred for any kind of problems, even it's winter or summer time. In Canada, a friend, Lane, has his horses out on lava stones. He has a huge pasture, and one part of it consisted of these stones, which builds up the hooves. A very good suggestion to try out, if you know what you are doing, and how to trim the hooves! Very important!