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Goat says to say NO to shoes

Just Say “No” To Shoes

When shoes are first pulled, some horses experience tenderness.  The hoof is experiencing the ground for the first time in a long time.  Circulation returns to the hoof and the horse is actually feeling again.  Some horses require boots to transition and some do not.  The horse will need a period of adjustment to toughen up his sole.  Adjustment time varies with each horse.

Realistically, the hoof will adapt to the environment it spends the most time in. If you have a hard rocky pasture, then your horse’s hooves will adapt to that.  There are easy things you can do to help them out. Hauling in a small area of gravel for them to walk thru and allowing water troughs to over flow in the summer all help the hoof.