|After 159 miles|
I'm not complaining! Sound is my favorite word when spoken by a Equine Professional. Regardless of whether you prefer your horse barefoot, booted or shod. Here in western WA when it's so wet most of the year, if you ride, you have to have some type of hoof protection. Farah doesn't have contracted heels, they're nice & wide open - plenty of support. Justin also said that being ridden regularly, contributes to strong tendons & with strong tendons, the heel tends to stay in the proper position, neither too low or too high.
Speaking of protection, riding on all the rock roads we do & as hot & dry as it's been this summer I did leave pads on the front. With them off now, the frogs look good & her sole should have a few more weeks of decent weather to toughen back up.