"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…"
"i find my barefoot apaloosa is more tender during the dryest part of the summer. we don't trot on the trails then because there is no "give" to the ground. i can see how your horse would be uncomfortable on the dry spanish…"
Yes, I think I have heard or read something about that too - maybe in the magazine Horse and Rider I think - will have a look in my back copies. One thing I am surprised at is the amount of wear already on the boots and we have only…"
Just to let you all know that we tried the new Easyboots on Harry today for the first time. I was really worried because Harry is quite a big horse and can be quite stubborn if he gets in a state about anything. I needen´t…"
"My friend had a lusitano type horse with quite boxy feet and up and down action. Did great in boots. However,cavallo boots on my 16.3 THB (NH type also) twist like crazy if you go beyond walk. They never rubbed but I felt they would if I rode…"
"Wow Cindy what a relief! These are just what I have ordered but didn´t know that Mony Roberts supported them - that really does make me feel a bit better. I´m thinking of building up from walking for 20 mins, 30 mins upwards. …"
"Thank you Cathie - have ordered some boots for the front and will try building him up gradually. He is a sensitive type (ex National Hunt Racer) but if I take it steady with him he will usually have a go at things just to please me - he…"
Many thanks for this and I do appreciate what you mean about "dogma". We had our boy´s shoes taken off as he was turned away for about a year whilst I had treatment and then it was our farrier who felt that as his…"
"Cavallo boots by Cavallo (of which Monty Roberts supports) and EasyBoots by Easy Care are really helpful. They are not meant to be worn 24/7 but only when you ride on terrain you are speaking of or ones with rocks etc. I too am considering…"
"Boots on the front can work but it depends on the horse, his way of going, what you want to do and how far you ride. The best way is to buy a pair (best you can afford as they fit better) and try them out. If they twist or rub, you will have to look…"
"I always listen to the horse, not a dogma. If the ground is hurting your horses' feet then I'd definitely put shoes on. I have shoes on the front on my young horse as her hind feet are always lovely. Have you considered that?"
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…See More
I think your comments are great. This type of riding is really suiting me after a long break from riding having a bone marrow transplant. I still have cancer which affects the bones - especially spine and ribs and find that…"
I have cancer (myeloma) but my ex race horses have helped me to keep going despite a poor prognosis.
Not only does the physical effort of caring for and riding my horses help enourmously they make me laugh every day which is the best medicine.
Do you have any pets?
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