I wish I had some barefoot performance horses to trim. they would be the most beneficial of going barefoot with all the stress and torque put on their limbs. I hate hearing how barrel racers and jumpers HAVE to have shoes to do that stuff. Truth of it is that they would have better stamina and traction than their shod counterparts!!
So, if you've got a performance horse you want to try barefoot with in the North Georgia area, call me!!
Would make a great case study and prove that barefoot is better. Not to mention the health and longevity of the horse would drastically be lengthened and improved. better circulation, better shock absorption, decreased torque on the joints, increased oxygen levels in the blood creating better stamina, hooves ability to expand and contract naturally giving better traction.
man oh man, how i'd love a performance horse to do. might just have to take up barrel racing to prove a point! lol