My boy had his shoes taken off a little while back, and I spent a little while jumping him barefoot on grass. Nothing bigger than 2 feet... other than those few times we raised the bar to 2'9... but that was only once or twice.
And then we were told that he would go lame and that we were killing his feet/legs by doing this.
He has good feet, for the most part, but is a little bit chipped. We're getting his shoes put back on later in the week, but my big concern is the show coming up next Sunday and the total lack of prep we have done! I've only ever showed him to two feet, and this time around we're going 2'6 and I want to get him used to the bright 'scary' jumps (he's still really green), but is it really killing his feet?