From Shod to Barefoot

I have two horses, one [pictured right] has never been shod in her life. She has been ridden everywhere barefoot including steep mountainous desert terrain.

The other horse is a new addition to the ranch and has been shod in the front by her previous owner for about a year. I took the big step a week ago, called the farrier, had the shoes pulled and her feet trimmed.

Now it’s a process, one you must be prepared for or panic will get in the way of your goals.

I haven’t quite figured out why shoers who put on iron aren’t always in agreement concerning the natural foot, but I have a good idea if you catch my drift!

The best way to make a decision on whether or not to shed the iron is to RESEARCH. This is the best information I found on the subject if you’re going to take the barefoot challenge.

Making the Transition From Shod to Barefoot


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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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