I am sure y’all have seen the pictures of horses on Facebook sporting bright pink horse shoes on all four feet. My mare is barefoot so I’ve never thought much about it. My barn buddy has a gelding that keeps shoes on the front. He wants to powder coat a pair of horse shoes and give them to the farrier to put on.
My concern with this is traction. I feel like powder coated shoes would be slick. But maybe not any more than regular shoes? I guess this would only work for cold shoeing as well? Hot shoes couldn’t be coated, I’d imagine. Would it effect fit or function? I was hoping for some insight. I often help care for this gelding and I don’t want to see him getting hurt, he is 16 years old after all. I am the more experienced horse person between the two of us and he is looking for some advice from me. But I don’t have any to really give on this. I guess I’m old fashioned and my guy instinct here is to say “don’t do it”. Anyone have any experience with this?