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  • Parade horses - shod or unshod
  • Can a barefoot horse be ridden in parades

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    02-06-2013, 10:40 AM
Parades and barefoot

I am wondering if a horse is barefoot and has wonderful feet....can she ride in an occassional parade that way? Or does she HAVE to have shoes?
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    02-06-2013, 10:45 AM
I do parades with my gelding with our mounted patrol unit. He is barefoot and I have not had an issue with his feet at all. I will say he has been barefoot for about 5 years or longer, so his feet are tough and hard.
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    02-06-2013, 10:57 AM
My mare does two parades every year barefoot(:
    02-06-2013, 11:46 AM
I also ride my mare in about 5 parades a year. Barefoot in the colder month parades and shod in the summer..I haven't had any issues after the barefoot parades and she slides around more on the asphalt with shoes on.
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    02-06-2013, 11:54 AM
Green Broke
While I haven't had mine in a parade, we ride barefoot on the road every ride we go on (unless trailering to state park or a show).
I w/t/c and I love that she's barefoot, I'd never take the risk of cantering her down the pavement if she had shoes.

I am going to see if we can get the 4H into a parade of some sort this year.. >.o That is if BO/Leader permits it.
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    02-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Wonderful news...thank you!
    02-06-2013, 12:17 PM
The trick is to try to avoid a pee spot which seems more slippery on asphalt than water.
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