Have you ever heard of someone’s equine companion falling during a competitive event?
One example is in the sport of barrel racing. A common concern barrel racers have is the possibility of their equine partner falling during a run.
This is a valid concern.
Falling can be attributed to several factors. Two being the quality of the ground at the event and a shod horse.
What? A shod horse? Yes, The effects of shoeing can contribute to her falling during a race.
It makes sense doesn’t it?
The fact is, your equine partner is unable to feel the ground when she’s shod. A sound barefoot horse not only can feel the ground, she also has better traction.
Hmm, better traction. Now that’s a thought.
Those accustomed to traditional shoeing don’t understand the concept of why barefoot is better.
There are thousands of reasons to implement this concept. My example is only one.
Remember, some people have heard of keeping their equine partner barefoot, but many still haven’t. If they’ve heard of it, they may discount it, think people like you and I are crazy, or they say it doesn’t work for their situation.
Because tradition, centuries of old wives’ tails, and lack of knowledge, give people permission to continue doing what they’ve always done.”
Most people feel it works, and if it’s not “broken,” why fix it?
One of Soulful Equine’s guiding principles is a naturally healthy horse is also barefoot. Those of you who are avid readers of Soulful Equine understand the importance of this guiding principle.
You’ve experienced it first hand with your own equine partner.
You feel confident that it’s the right thing to do for your situation.
And, you’re part of an important shift in horse care practices that allows you to provide the best for your equine partner.
Everyone’s story is unique, so tell me, why is bare better for your horse?
Help us share the barefoot concept with those who are still on the fence. Your story may help them decide to responsibly take their equine companion barefoot.
Collectively, we may be able to help someone and their equine partner.
Feel free to share your story, I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Keep it soulful,
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