Flat Sole

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We must always consider the animal's living conditions and terrain to determine the best hoof for the horse. Hard packed ground – flatter looking foot – concavity fills in. Soft ground – more concavity. Can have a winter foot and summer foot. Summer – hard ground – sole fills in. Winter – exfoliate. Frozen terrain, hard ground, flatter sole. You'll need boots for traction on flat footed horses until concavity can be built. Yes, concavity can be built with the barefoot trim over time coupled with the proper environment.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~ Winston Churchill