Transitioning Your Horse:Choosing and Using Boots And Pads For Rehabilitation Hoof boots are a great way to give a bare hoof some protection while you’re transitioning your horse from shod to barefoot, and used in conjunction with therapeutic pads they can even help strengthen the internal structures. They can however be a bit of a challenge
The Barefoot Approach Explained
Taking a horse barefoot isn't just about removing the shoes. Often, having a shoeless horse can require a completely different mindset. The focus is on getting the hooves as strong and healthy as they can be so shoes are unnecessary. The unshod hoof has very different needs to a shod hoof.
There's 3 fundamental elements to taking a horse barefoot with minimal stress and frustration (for both you and your horse):
Taking a horse barefoot often requires a very different approach to having a horse shod.
Information is just data. Knowledge is a true understanding of the information.
It can be really scary going barefoot with your horse. It's far less stressful with supportive friends and professionals
Below are the most useful articles I've published to help you find the clarity and support you need to meet your horse's needs when going barefoot.
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