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Re: barefoot

I haven't noticed any difference with my horses sweating less since being
barefoot, but the most noticeable observations are a quicker pulse
recoveries, no swelling or stocking up after a ride, and a better stride. My
old guy doesn't point his front feet anymore. These differences may all have
to do with increased blood circulation in the body.

The weirdest observation is that last year when shod, I noticed the flies
always really bothered my two shod horses, while the two barefoot horses has
little to no flies on them. This year all the horses are barefoot, and it
seems as if the flies must be on vacation or something. They sure like my
neighbors shod horses though.
----- Original Message -----
From: lori cox <>
To: ride camp <>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: RC: barefoot

> Tracy and Susan,
> While I don't have a degree in anything. It has been my experience that
> gelding now sweats less on rides. (I just started him back on 50s, he did
> days on the fall XP,with his Easy Boots.) The sweat used to just run off
> him, now he just gets damp, and I can now feed small amounts of alfalfa
> without him stocking up and getting muscle cramps in the hindquarters as
> soon as I start working him. Also his eyes don't get that gooey stuff in
> corners and his hooves used to ALWAYS be cold in the winter if I wasn't
> riding him. Last year the snow would melt off his hooves while he was
> standing in it. I was cool to see steam coming off them!
> In the past there was always something not quite right with him. I stopped
> vaccinating him a few years ago because they always left him acting sickly
> for a few days. One time when the vet gave him a sedative to float his
> the affects lasted 2 days! One more thing, he is even holding his weight
> better.
> I know Susan, you are going to say this probably doesn't have much if
> anything to do with his being barefoot but I have owned him for almost 8
> years and going barefoot is the only thing that I have changed in the last
> year.
> OK I'll try to be quiet now. BTW good job Tracy you go girl!
> Lori Cox
> Williams,AZ
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