Hi everyone !
Advice please: my horse was barefoot in England for about 18 months and was doing really well but since moving to Spain where weather is much drier and ground very dry and stoney we are struggling to the point where he doesn´t enjoy going out much. I want to buy some boots for his front feet to make him comfortable has anyone any experience of which is best or just general tips or advice please? I just want my happy horse back who enjoys going out for a stroll with me once again.
Any other advice or comments regarding barefoot riding would be appreciated.
Many thanks Carol
Thank you for all your input. Just thought I would update you regarding the boots. They have proved a big success and Harry now happily walks, trots and canters without a second thought. He only wears them about twice a week maximum when we go out for a trail ride but when we are just hacking around our farm I leave them off to try to encourage his feet to "pump" and get used to the ground here in Spain. As long as we go slowly this is working fine too. Only surprise is just how fast the boots are wearing down considering how little use we are giving them - I am already saving up for our next pair!
Many thanks to you all