Like ive stated in previous posts ive only had my new barrel horse for three weeks. The girl who is training me on barrels (and owns the barn I board at) told me that she keeps shoes on all four of her barrel horses. I started wondering if this is something I should look into because Dixie (my new barrel mare) is barefoot. Ive also heard before that horses who havent ever had shoes or atleast not in the past couple years would walk funny and act up if they got shoes put on due to not being sure of what they are and why they are there. Does it matter in barrel racing?