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post #51 of 52 Old 05-12-2017, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Dustbunny View Post
1.5" rock is good for log trucks, bad for hooves. Have not read all replies but my mare is tender footed. I put shoes on in June and they come off in the fall. I wish I knew of a solution but shoes are the thing that work best for us. I have tried all sorts of boots and not been happy with any.
Way back I a former life I did some endurance. It was common practice to paint soles with iodine to harden them. Honestly, I can't say that was a good idea or not but plan to talk to the farrier about it when he is here next.
The horse is shod, but without pads
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post #52 of 52 Old 05-12-2017, 03:36 PM
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@carshon If mud is that big of a problem I'd be sure to trim the heels and not let them stick out. I'd also use the most rearward nail hole as the back end is very flexible.

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