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.
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.