Natural comfort - from the horse's lack of shoes

Horse hooves are amazing natural formations. They offer support, cushioning and the possibility of movement. However, the traditional way of shoeing horses with metal shoes has raised questions and concerns about the horse's well-being. For this reason, more and more horse owners are interested in going shoeless and the benefits it offers.

Shoeless means keeping a horse without traditional metal shoes. Instead, the horse's hooves are left natural and bare, allowing for their natural function and flexibility. This approach is based on the idea that the horse's hoof is able to develop and adapt to its environment without additional obstacles.

Shoeing has many benefits for a horse's health and performance. First, shoeless hooves give the horse better shock absorption and natural flexibility. Hoof movement and blood circulation are improved, which promotes healthy and strong hooves. The horse can feel the ground better and use its legs in its natural way, which can help reduce joint and muscle problems.

Second, going shoeless can improve a horse's balance and mobility. Without heavy metal shoes, the horse can move more naturally and use its whole body to maintain balance. Increasing the movement of the hooves can also promote muscle development and strengthening of the whole body.

Third, going shoeless can be a more economical option for horse owners. Shoeing requires regular maintenance and shoe changes, which can be expensive and time-consuming. A shoeless horse's hooves still require care, but their maintenance can be simpler and more affordable.

However, it is important to note that shoelessness is not suitable for all horses or for all situations. Some horses may need special support or protection, for example if they use a lot of hard surfaces or perform very heavy work. In such cases, it is recommended to consult an expert such as a veterinarian or farrier to get the right advice and recommendation for your horse's needs.

Shoeing is an approach that can provide the horse with natural comfort, health benefits and financial benefit. It can help the horse live closer to its natural state and improve its well-being. If you are considering going shoeless with your horse, take the time to research and consult with experts so you can make informed decisions in the best interest of your horse.

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