So I bought my mare probably about 5 weeks ago and in her sale ad it stated that she “goes barefoot.” We do 100% flatwork, usually in a sand arena or grass field. However we’re moving to a barn with great trails soon and I’d like to be able to take her out. When someone says a horse can go barefoot, to what extent should they be expected to “go”? I don’t have a picture right now (I can get one in the morning) but her feet don’t look that great to me. They’re a bit cracked and split in some places. I wasn’t at home the last time the farrier came but am going to discuss it some more with him when he comes next time, which should be soon, but I was wondering what y’all think.
Does anyone have experience with barefoot horses? If you do, do you feed any supplements?
Thanks in advance!