Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Well, it might just be my imagination and have absolutely no "truth" to it, but I will not intentionally ride under saddle w a rubber sole b/c I just "feel" they can grip. I have ridden in them w/o any problems when that is what I had on and I didn't feel like/couldn't change them - but they seemed more "clunky". I ordinarily ride w an oxbow and prefer slick bottom leather soles. On the other hand, I usually wear horseshoes on the ground b/c a rubber sole is more "poo/urea" resistant. If rubber is "no different", then I suppose I have more boots than I need. ;)
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.