Four shoes on have seemed to solve Gus’ soreness problems, which I figured they would. If I could keep him barefoot or even partially barefoot, I would. I really do think it’s healthier. But, some horses you can’t and, after giving it almost a solid year, Gus is one of those that can’t.
But I finally was able to have a really solid ride last night. His stifles were a bit stiff and he was definitely not balanced but he was willing and forward and floaty. Another nice perk of having all four shoes on.
We have a jumping/XC clinic on the 25th and 26th that I am really excited about and then hopefully a second XC clinic at our home barn on the 2nd. If we can just survive the heat these next two weeks… I have been riding a lot later than I usually do.
I also was able to use my new splurge purchase:
Summer Rockels! So far I love them.