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post #41 of 45 Old 07-14-2014, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
So now that we are a few weeks in this new barn, everything is going better. From the advice on this forum and family & friends I've decided to just enjoy my horse and stop worrying about what other people think and say.

Her feet look really great and she is going well in the paddocks, sand arena and paved roads to nearby trails.
Good for you!!
Maybe the others will see how well your mare does and start rethinking. Probably not, but one can dream!
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post #42 of 45 Old 07-14-2014, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
Thanks for the support, and sorry for my ignorance, but how can you tell if a horse is "ouchie" due to sensitive feet when ridden on a rocky trail. Haven't done this yet, but want to see how she goes on that surface.
My horse cusses when she steps on a sharp piece of gravel; that's how I can tell .
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post #43 of 45 Old 07-14-2014, 07:34 PM
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Don't feel pressured. One of my horses has shoes all around because he needs the extra support, and my mare is barefoot because she has awesome feet. Don't do unnecessary things to your horse.
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post #44 of 45 Old 07-21-2014, 02:20 AM
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If the horse hasn't had any issues there is no need for shoes, "if its not broken don't fix it" ;)
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post #45 of 45 Old 07-21-2014, 02:31 AM
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When there is snow on the ground for about 4 months, my horses are barefoot, and they go just fine. When the snow & ice are gone, I try to keep them barefoot as long as possible, which is usually about a week. The road to the trails is gravel and when the grater plows the road, it is torture for them.

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