Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Barefoot when possible, shoes when necessary

Dear Sugar,
After two years of searching for the perfect barefoot trimmer to come and see your bestie, Rally, I have finally found THE ONE!!! And now that you are part of the family, your little tootsies will get the star treatment as well:)
Rally has perfect barefoot hooves. He came to us without shoes, with hard, sturdy, never hurting hooves. In order to keep them that way, I've been looking on all the natural hoofcare websites to find a trimmer that would fit my guidelines. I knew that I would have a horse one day as well, and therefore not all the criteria were for Rally the SuperGelding. I e-mailed everyone on the lists and no one ever came near my little town, and those that did were the crazy barefooters or the crazy shoe people.
And last week, I found Patty Lynch. Her philosophy is the title of today's blog, and I can't wait to hear her opinions on everything. Yay SuperGelding and MoodyMare your feet will soon be taken care of!!!


  1. Gem is barefoot and I am grateful that he has never had shoes on his feet. I believe barefoot is the way to go, but I think that shoes have their place, too. I am looking forward to hearing Patty's opinions.

  2. Sugar has those little halter bred feet naturally so I'm trying to do the best that I can for her.She had shoes on for about 8 months when I got her...I'm hoping she can transition back to barefoot.
    I can't wait either!! She's coming on Feb. 25th, which happens to be one of the days that the PA Horse Expo is running...I'm thinking a day off work for Pro Trimmer and Horse expo are in order!