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    • 1 Post By sherkad25

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        07-08-2012, 01:01 AM
    Green Broke
    Question about sliders?

    I asked this in my other thread, but figured this would be a better place:P

    The gelding I will be getting has sliders on. At his current barn, he has a stall with a dirt turn out. My house has basically all grass..would it be dangerous for him to be out on pasture with the sliders on?

    If he would be turned out with another horse, it would be with good old Rosie. She wouldn't touch him, but how dangerous could those shoes be to her?

    And riding on the grass...should I work on getting a dirt area for riding (tractor has been down all year), or will he be okay on the grass?
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        07-08-2012, 05:57 AM
    If your horse runs in the pasture, I would avoid turning him out in grass with the sliders. Particularly in the mornings when there is dew on the grass or whatever. My horse wore sliders, and got around on them pretty well, but they have no traction so if he runs around, like my horse always does, he could pretty easily slip in the grass and injure himself. As far as danger to Rosie... I think the sliders would do no more damage than any other shoe, but if you can, I would let them meet on opposite sides of the fence until you can see how well they get along.
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        07-08-2012, 08:09 AM
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    He doesn't seem like the kind that would run like a idiot.:P

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        07-09-2012, 02:39 PM
    Green Broke
    We didnt think my horses were ones to run like idiots either.. but they did,, and ran threw the fence. A long time ago.. so I agree with the other poster..^^ maybe putting them in a different pen next to eachother first would be a good idea.:)
        07-09-2012, 05:44 PM
    Green Broke
    Well yeah I'm not just going to throw them together:P
        07-09-2012, 05:58 PM
    Green Broke
    Some of what you do will depend on how big of a slider he has on....if they have a big trailer, it might leaves some big marks on his pasture mate. And a big kid slider compared to a baby slider is going to be slicker.

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