Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
My mare is shod year-round... I wanted her to go barefoot for ages, and she always went lame so I finally got the vet to take a looksie and he said that she'd never be able to go barefoot because her soles are too close to the ground, even though she's got very strong, good hooves that don't ever crack (*knock on wood*)...
I'm hoping my gelding can go barefoot, but I doubt it because he's my mare's colt and I ride so much that I HAVE to keep shoes on my horses... My gelding will be getting his first set of shoes next year probably.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)