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Re: [RC] Feed in South Africa- and now barefoot - Lucinda Carpe

Sorry folks...I did not take into account the cost of the boots. I wonder how long those last anyway and whether or not the horses develop sores under the straps. My farrier recommended "wings" but I don't think those are particularly cheap.
I don't trail ride enough to wear the hoof down quicker then it grows. I would be in a bind also if I had to buy the expensive boots for trail riding.

celeste <celestem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Cindy has already answered Lucinda, but just as a matter of interest, a set
of 4 Old Mac boots for example would set you back the same as a good
dressage or endurance saddle. I currently ride in a saddle I have been using
for 10 years already because I cannot aford a new one so what do you think
my chances would be of buying a set of boots for endurance? I currently have
all my pasture potatoes and my show horse barefoot but once again just
cannot afford barefoot on my endurance mare.

Cindy and I would gladly accept a donation of boots ;-) then we COULD afford
it :-)

From: Lucinda Carpe
Subject: RE: [RC] Feed in South Africa- and now barefoot

forgive me for missing most of this discussion...
How is it that one could NOT afford to go barefoot.
I use a barefoot farrier...paying a tidge more for the trim is still
cheaper then shoes.


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[RC] Feed in South Africa- and now barefoot, celeste