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Old 09-24-2010, 01:25 AM
classydancer classydancer is offline
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Exclamation To shoe, or not to shoe?

Hey everyone I own a 16 year old Standardbred mare. She is currently barefoot, and is semi-comfortable. Unfortunatly on dirt/gravel roads which makes it iffy for her to walk, as I have to walk from my barn to my arena. On the rocks, she's sketchy, and walks like she's in pain, but as soon as I get to the soft sand in the arena, she's 100% fine. I'm just wondering if it would be benefitial to shoe her, as she does have some difficulty. I have discussed this with my farrier, and she says it's entirly up to me as it's only a short distance for her to be walking on the road... I just hate seeing her looking like she's in pain! The more suggestions, the better. Thanks; Sara.