Db, we must see pictures of those fancy expensive shoes you have! So maybe you can get them out next time kc comes so she can get pics.
I couldn't agree more with you about the pads. My gelding tripped and fell all over himself because je couldn't even find the ground under him after they were removed. He had to stand in the stall for over a week to let his tendons adjust and get back to normal. You should have seen him when we let him into the pasture, apparently it was the first time he had ever been able to be out and run and be a horse. Such a shame.
I understand why you would stall a horse. But, I never understood stalling 24/7, then again, I've been lucky and have had pasture for my horses, my whole life. But, when we got Cat, she had been in a 20'x20' corrall her whole life. When she got out on that 5 acres, she thought she had died and gone to heaven. 2 yrs later, that girl still runs and runs, bucks, crow hops, all day long.... well she did until she got so friggin fat, now she waddles and tries to buck! Lol
Speaking of Sept maybe we should all try and go as a group to the Mustang Magic in Ft Worth. After we all meet and greet of course.
Speaking of meet and greet we have 6 weeks to go but we do not have a destination yet. Denton or Lake Ray Roberts sounds good to me.
Lets narrow down where to go then we can decide the level of activity.
I am eager to meet all of you so lets get this ball rolling so we can show the rest of the forum that here on the Texas Forum we are indeed the friendliest. Shalom