Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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It depends how toughened up his back hooves are:)
His fronts should be fine with the metal shoes. However, you might consider measuring him for boots on the rear, or getting him shod on the rear.
I have one horse who has hooves like a goat, and has only worn shoes a few time in his life. Those times were when we were going someplace where I was not familiar with the terrain and I knew it would be rocky:)
If your horse is not in superb condition, I would not risk soring him up, if you plan on riding more than 1-2 hours in the rocks, or down a river bed full of rocks:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.