Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I keep both of my guys shod all year. Rosie's feet were soft and very cracked when I got her. When my farrier pulled her original shoes off, even after filing the nails down, big chunks came out. Being fed like she has been over the past 10 months though, her feet have made a very nice come back.
During the spring, summer, and fall, we do a lot of rocky trail riding. not to mention going through streams and rivers. During the winter, we do a lot of road riding. I want to keep their feet as healthy as possible; and they also help as far as traction.
Honary "HFA" member...That's right, I'm admitting it!
BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!