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


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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