Caroline’s face gives it away... Caroline was a little apprehensive about her horse going without shoes. We knew she had researched the concept in great depth (this is the best way anyone can make a decision - based on all the information). We are very pleased to say that Caroline and her mum Ruth followed all the advice we could offer to the letter. The supplements, management and initial exercise guidelines were followed religiously and guess what - it worked !
Caroline’s riding instructor and other well meaning people felt putting the shoes back on was best when he wasn’t 100% after 3 weeks. We had already explained to Caroline that his hooves had adapted to being shod and the main issue we were facing was too much frog pressure straight out of the shoes. Read on and find out how a few little tricks can make any ‘transition’ comfortable and keep a horse pain free AND in work.
Caroline - our hats are off to you both !