Question by ezra_pandora: What are the main reasons to shoe a horse?
I am just curious, but what are the main reasons why you would shoe your horse. All three of our horses are barefoot, but we live in an area where there is minimal gravel and such, which is why I would think shoeing would be necessary. But other people in the barn shoe their horses. Would it be because of showing? What are the main reasons why people shoe horses and is it really necessary? I always heard barefoot is the best if possible. But I’m still curious.
Yep, we have a 4 yr old Appy/Mustang/Curly mix and his hooves are like rocks we’ve been told. They said he should never have to be shod. Also, as an added question, if you are riding on pavement, such as parades or just road riding, is it still necessary to be shod or just more recommended for added comfort? Thanks for all the answers
Answer by mini cheif
the main reason to shoe a horse is to protect the hooves, i mean you would’nt want anything stuck in there would you!
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