So as I mentioned in an earlier post madam had decided to mis place a shoe and after having text the farrier it was decided that he would come out to get a shoe put on today. Ok good. He even said he would do it without dope. Even better ! I have been wanting to try out having no sedation for a while.
As the running theme goes with my mare – Eva had other ideas.
She wasn’t playing the game.
One. Bloody. Shoe
She is now out in the field quite happy with her three shoes.
This is why I sedate her for the farrier. Other than for me she has an issue with people picking up her feet.
I am lucky enough to be in a position were I can afford to buy the sedation while I really don’t want to anymore as it eats into the money that I can spend on competition entries. This is why I am now considering barefoot or possibly only having fronts on but I want to do my research first before making that decision. At the end of the day I could give it a try and if it is not working I can revert back.
Whats your experience with having horses compete while either barefoot or with just fronts on ?