Originally Posted by hisangelonly
I wish there was just an easy answer! Lol. His feet grow nice barefoot so with boots I would be insane to not buy a rasp and have my farrier teach me how to do it. Would probably save me time and money that way. How long does it usually take horses to get used to boots?
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Other than having the boot on for 3 seconds for fitting, Dream never wore a boot until the first time she pulled a shoe on-trail (about 5 miles into our first 100 - go figure!). I applied the boot and on we went. I never noticed her have any issue with it, and we did about 9 miles to the hold.
Maybe if your horse doesn't deal well with its feet normally (are they weird about mud or anything like that?) s/he might need some time to adjust.. But assuming the boots fit, I would just slap them on and go.