Oh how lucky you guys are.
My horse costs £80/$110 every 7 weeks for shoes.
She needs shoes and studs to cope with walking on tarmacced lanes.
The shoes need changing every 7 weeks because the hoof grows.
If we lived in an area where the horse went for the most time on soft ground, then maybe I could get away with not shoeing her - but once she is shod then it is a large bill every 7 weeks.
Almost all of Britain's regularly ridden horses are shod. Mostly ponies escape but not always.
I'm thinking of re-locating again.