SURE FOOT .....thoughts on this?

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  1. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    I would pull your horse's shoes for two weeks. Voila', same effect with no cost at all.
     
  2. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    No I’m sorry, it’s not the same result at all. Watch some of the videos. Removing shoes does not cause the same effects, not even close.
     
  3. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Bet it does. Pull the shoes and let the horse be a horse. They knew how to walk BEFORE you shod them, no need to TEACH them.
     
  4. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    Off to do some more research on the Surefoot pads, I thought you had to buy the bundle, so I was thinking $25 USD was a relatively small price for a trial.

    I assume you were directing that at me; this particular horse has never had shoes. She's been a horse as much as I've been able to let her, including pasture and a herd. None of my horses are ever stalled unless away from home.
     
  5. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Then explain how barefoot horses have improvements on the pads?? All mine are barefoot.

    @barrel_racer64 your link came up as $90cdn for me.......but no you don’t have to buy bundles/packages of pads
     
  6. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    @Rhythm 'n Blues that makes sense, it comes up $25 usd with free shipping for me. The cheapest sure foot pad I saw were the pods.
     
  7. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    ^ the exchange isn't that terrible!!

    Pods are the cheapest, but they aren't for the beginners at all.
     
  8. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    ^^I bet its the difference in countries plus exchange. They are on sale or something for me. Yeah, I wasn't planning to buy the pods since you said they were for advanced horses earlier, I was just saying they were the cheapest I saw.
     
  9. Winchester

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    @Rhythm 'n Blues introduced Vesper and I to these last year (or so?) when she came out to my area and gave us a lesson. I was 1000000% skeptical, but she asked me to trust her even if it seemed "weird" and I'm basically game to try anything up until witchcraft LOL ;)

    I was astounded at the response from my mare using these. Erica used them while I was mounted and I could feel Vesper swaying beneath me like she was going to fall over - I think she dozed off at one point? After moving off of them, her hitchier left hind was swinging through much more and she was moving with a lot more straightness.

    I don't understand the science behind it, but I saw the result and so I bought a pair of the wedge ones at Erica's recommendation. Unfortunately I have barely used them (Vesper wasn't particularly interested in using them when I tried to introduce them) so they have sat gathering dust for a while. I did eye them up the other week though and thought I should bring them out again for a try!
     
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    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    @Winchester your experience pushed me over the edge, lol.
    I know its not the Sure Foot brand, but I ordered that pad I found on Amazon. I'm excited to try it out on Hope when it gets here next week. Its big enough I can probably cut it in half and have 2 pads roughly the same size as the SF ones, or she may be able to put 2 feet on it.
     
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