Tuesday 8 June 2010

Some horses don't need studs...

One of the common questions about barefoot is how you cope without studs. In fact (ironically!) in the same edition of Horse and Hound which I talked about here: http://rockleyfarm.blogspot.com/2010/05/horse-and-hound-verifies-barefoot.html there was a comment by a showing judge who was worried about unshod horses being more prone to slipping on grass than shod horses.

Lots of us (including me) wrote to H&H confirming that we've not found barefoot horses more prone to slipping - in fact often the opposite - but for anyone who still isn't sure despite all the evidence from sound barefoot horses, here is Felix's video from last week - of course all the horses who went round shod had studs in, but despite that he beat all but 2 of them ;-)

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