I'm all for barefoot when at all possible. Sometimes, it's just not.
it makes sense to use another method for a period of time.
experience with the pony and the 11 year old is a case where it
handled appropriately and a healthy pony is moving forward. My
old wearing snow shoes for three months to minimize ice accidents
another. Even Dr Bowker will point to times when a peripheral
device might be needed for a period of time.
It should be
noted that when this Equicast discussion came up on
another group, a fairly
well known barefoot pro reported she plans on
using the Equicasts for
severely foundered horses that she sees. She
also reported that several of
her colleagues were enthusiastic about
the product as well. They were using
it successfully and the horses
responded in the same way as Lorna described
Lorna....do you remember who it was or any more of the
Nancy C and Beau and Gabe in NH
> Not every
horse needs these, but there are some where they provide a
and level of pain relief that simply is not possible