Transitioning to Barefoot

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    It has been exactly one year since I made the post below and folks are still debating it, lol! Since several have quoted my first sentence without the second, here it is again……

    “All horses can go barefoot. You may have to boot in rough terrain but there is no reason to use metal on any horse for any reason.”

    I still hold to that statement and it has worked on hundreds of horses for over 30 years. What I will add is this: Not all owners can have barefoot horses. I have seen that proven time and again and I am sure owners will continue to prove me right on that one as well!

    Here again are a couple of great websites:

    Tribe Equus –
    The Equine Sciences Academy –

    And I don’t mind anyone disagreeing with me; just please read the whole post instead of just the first sentence! 😉


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    Barefoot is best – look at some bare-foot websites to see how blood circulation will be improved in the hoof, and see how the hoof actually flexes as it hits the ground. There is so much to learn about how the hoof was created to take care of itself – this natural functioning of the hoof is stopped by a iron horseshoe.

    The limitations are when the horses job creates the necessity for the protection of a shoe, and the fact some horses really can not adapt to barefoot

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