Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions
You’ve purchased and fitted your horse’s new winter blanket. You made a small investment in the footing for your horse’s paddocks and your arena so you both can safely enjoy time outside the barn this winter. You and your horse are both ready to conquer the cold this year. But what about his shoes? Will he continue to wear them throughout the colder months?
In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers if they pull their horse’s shoes during the winter. More than 900 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!
Of the 949 respondents, 574 (61%) said their horses are barefoot year-round and 175 individuals (18%) pull their horses’ shoes during the winter. The remaining 200 respondents (21%) said their horses stay shod as usual.
Additionally, more than 140 people commented on their horse’s winter hoof care
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