Originally Posted by hemms
Even my tender QH mare was able to walk the gravel roads barefoot after a year of boots.
There is a big difference between the gravel roads and rocky terrain (with sometime rather sharp or rather big stones). I don't have issues with the 1st, but do with 2nd. My friends put boots on all 4 feet when they go for the week trail riding trip to the mountains. Like with everything it's better to be over-concerned than sorry.