In North America, we tend to like to have our Icelandic Horses barefoot, it at all possible. Barefoot allows the horse's hoof to spread and contract as necessary. It may not be possible to have barefoot horses in Iceland, but it is possible in North America. It all depends on your terrain and how much you ride. If the horse has genetically good feet, it may not be a problem to be barefoot, and may actually be healthier for him!
The natural barefoot trims work really well for Icelandic Horses.
Teaching a Horse to Talk - Listen very carefully to hear the horses "talking". As they learn, they will get louder; this is just the start.
5 years ago