Reply To: Barefoot Thoroughbreds?

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Part of a successful transition to barefoot is using a farrier who has been trained to trim horses to go barefoot. The correct trim is different for a barefoot horse and one that will have shoes put on. Many farriers don’t know how to correctly trim a horse to go barefoot and rather than admit that they don’t know how to do it correctly, they insist that the horse needs shoes, which, by the way, puts more money in the farrier’s pockets. A good barefoot trim can be more expensive than a trim by a farrier who has not had the additional training to do correct barefoot trims. But the result can be much much better, and still less expensive than shoes, along with the problem of getting a loose or detached shoe put back on a horse that can’t be ridden until the farrier has time to get back to your horse to put the shoe or shoes back on.