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  1. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hi, going horse riding soon. The place where I'm going horse riding doesn't have boots available, would hiking boots with heels work? Thanks
  2. Horse Health
    I’ve had my TWH since September and he has always squared off his back feet along with the shoe. I believe he’s dragging his back feet, what can I do to correct this? I’ve tried a few excellent farriers and they all say that it’s because he’s riding “terrible”. He’s snatching off his shoes also
  3. Hoof health and Care
    My 12yr old TB threw her left shoe and seemed fine so I decided to remove the other one to see how she did. She was off work for a few weeks due to unrelated issues so this seemed like a good time to try her barefoot. She's only had shoes on for about 8 months. Even though she never had shoes...
  4. Hoof health and Care
    Hi, I'm new to this site but I figured that I need to get out of talking to the small minded people about this. (sorry if it's a long post) I have an 8 year old OTTB gelding (owned him since August 2014- 3months off the track). I don't want to say he was abused at the track, as I know that you...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi, I just agreed to have PJ, my four year old paint, shoed for the first time. The trainer, who I trust, had been mentioning it last week. My helper had been saying he needed shoes or boots for trail - that the rocks were troubling his feet. I just wanted to keep him natural. My 20 year old...
  6. Horse Articles
    To Be or Not To Be Barefoot I must be bored and looking for a fight because this article is one of those that will ruffle some feathers and possibly garner a death threat or two. Be advised that the advice and tips to follow are marginal as I have no formal training in the world of the Hoof...
  7. Hoof health and Care
    Saw a mare listed on Facebook I am interested in but noticed the rear hooves look rather short compared to her front. Thoughts?
  8. General Off Topic Questions & Discussion
    I would like to buy a fushia dress for myself,but I am not sure what color of shoes match this color,any suggestion? the color of the dress would like these:
  9. Hoof health and Care
    I just bought my first horse. He is currently not shoed. I was wondering what the pros and cons were to shoeing a horse. Any advice?
  10. Hoof health and Care
    So my gelding that I compete barrels on seems to get sore feet when riding to the arena. I have to ride him 1km to the arena on a dirt road. But sometimes the village puts the rocks and dirt on the road and after riding him there and practicing then riding home, he is really sensitive on his...
  11. Trail Riding
    Hello :) Im new to the forums. I am starting competitive Trail Riding next year and my anglo mare has quite sensitive feet. She has been bare foot most of her life but for trail rides I am hearing it is recommended to have shoes with boots over top? Any suggestions?? :) Thanks:D
  12. Hoof health and Care
    Has anyone tried the new(ish?) glue-on composite horse shoes? On-site farrier at my barn raves about them and how fabulous they are at helping your horse grow out quarter cracks and how they better balance the weight of the horse...so opinions anyone whose tried them? They are slightly more...
  13. Horse Health
    A designer has created a range of slip-on horseshoes that could revolutionise the hoof repair business. Made from plastic, the shoes can be glued to the horse's foot rather than nailed on, avoiding the potential trauma and pain of fitting traditional metal shoes. Watch the video here: Glue On...
  14. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    I have an 11 year old gelding with two clubbed feet. He has two front clubbed, you can tell one is clubbed, but the other you can barely tell. They are both grade 1. How many of.you have had a horse with clubbed feet? Since he is tenderfooted would you suggest shoeing him or is there a way i can...
  15. Horse Talk
    I am looking for a new pair of boots to do rodeo in because my friends dog ate my other ones:shock: . At my local tack shop I came across the Drango boots that look like this. I was just wondering how good these boots would be for riding horses because the bottom is rubber and i've never...
  16. Hoof health and Care
    Hi, my TB gelding got front shoes put on last week (instructor suggested as we are going to start jumping). It was a daytime appointment so I was not there, and only front shoes were put on. My gelding has had shoes in the past (but not under my ownership), and I have never owned a shod horse...
  17. Horse Health
    I apologize if this is in the wrong forum! I've been working with my gelding for three years now without shoes, and even before i got him he never had shoes on, I've been barrel racing him for about two and a half years barefoot and have though about putting shoes on him several times. He's...
  18. Hoof health and Care
    so my lovely accommodating (read the sarcasm here) horse decided to throw a shoe today. i've just recently moved to the Portland Oregon area and so do not yet have a farrier. there is a farrier that the barn typically uses however i'm not exactly the biggest fan of how some of the horses' feet...
  19. Plus Sized Riders
    I'm cross-posting this here from a different category (equipment) because I wondered if any of you have experienced Plantar Fasciitis or something similar to it, as it is often common with those of us with weight management problems. Hello all, I'm new and I LOVE horses. I found this website...
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