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    11-30-2010, 11:55 PM
  #1
Foal
Smile Should I Shoe My Horse Or Not ?

I have a horse named Fifi,
we do pony club, jamborees, sporting days, trail rides, and just riding with friends, hopefully going to start shows

and im not sure weather I should get her shod, as I would rather have the best for her, so I wanted to know if she should be shod or not ?

anything that you know will help
     
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    12-01-2010, 12:15 AM
  #2
Green Broke
If you have been doing basically the same thing with her for a while and not needing shoes, I don't see a reason to suddenly shoe her. I would only shoe if you plan on riding on rough terrain or her hooves are wearing down too quickly, which doesn't appear to be the case as of now, since she's currently barefoot and presumably not lame.
     
    12-01-2010, 12:45 AM
  #3
Trained
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If you ever do think you will take her somewhere that her feet might find a bit tough going, use boots instead. My motto is keep it simple.
     
    12-01-2010, 02:03 AM
  #4
Started
I agree with the above posters. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Unless you start doing something on a regular basis that wears her feet down faster, I wouldn't worry about shoeing her. I personally have never tried the various different boots out there, so I can't recommend or not recommend them, but I will say that if they do work, I would definitely choose them over shoes. My Arabian is barefoot, and I plan on keeping her that way as long as she's sound, and her feet hold up.
     
    12-01-2010, 02:21 AM
  #5
Weanling
I have my horse shod during the spring/summer/early fall, then when the time changes I have them pulled. He tends to get hoof abcesses and the shoes would have to come off anyway if he ended up getting one. Also, I don't ride as much in the winter, so his feet don't wear down as fast, otherwise his hooves are too sensitive and soft that it wouldn't benefit him to not be shod, since during the show season he gets ridden almost every day.
     
    12-01-2010, 06:09 PM
  #6
Trained
Fifi has hard feet so I wouldnt bother. The pc geounds are soft so I wouldnt rather. Tess only need shoes cos she has soft feet.
     
    12-01-2010, 06:16 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks for your opinions evrybody

I may get her shod next year :) byt im not sure yet lol thanks again
     
    12-01-2010, 06:49 PM
  #8
Trained
I don't know if she would need it as she has HARD feet, but if me and you are going riding together alot out on the roads I would......cos tess got lame trotting on the road up near the saw mill on the way to Fifi that day
     
    12-02-2010, 09:39 PM
  #9
Foal
Hmmmm.... yer well I may need to get he rshod then as I don't want her to get lame :)
     
    12-02-2010, 09:42 PM
  #10
Trained
My motto is shoe them before they get lame and then ride them wherever I want without worrying about them going lame.
     

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