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Re: [RC] Shoeing options? - Mike & Kathy Kelly

Hi Tracy

I live near Flagstaff, where its really rocky!  I've occasionally ride in
Sedona, lovely country and its only a 1hr drive from here for 15 degrees
warmer weather in the winter (and a 2,500 drop in elevantion).

I use Old Macs boots on my horses when they need them.  I've used them for
over 3 yrs, never had one come off, no rubbing problems.  They've been a
great solution for me.

Kathy Kelly
Parks AZ

So hopefully you won't mind if I ask this question:  Under the
conditions mentioned previously (mare with good feet, rocky sandpaper
Arizona ground, and large patches of slick granite in the Sedona, AZ area)
what options are recommended?  I'm especially interested in hearing from
people who have actually ridden in the Sedona, AZ area.  And I also want to
hear from
people who have found a viable alternative under Arizona conditions to
regular shoes.  Maybe there isn't an alternative
but I want to explore the options.  Any and all options
(including metal shoes)will be looked at with an equal grain of
salt.  Also if you do recommend metal shoes please be specific and answer
the slick rock question as I have never ridden over so much slick rock
before and am worried about slipping.  My regular riding area is Tucson,
Arizona, where we have chunks of rock, gravel, and sand, but relatively
little slick rock.
Sedona is way different!  Please keep this civil, again I'm
not looking to start arguments.  Thanks!

Tracy Scheinkman
Misty Mountain Arabian Sport Horses
Tucson, AZ


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