Training Level without hind shoes??
My gelding has good feet. He was in front shoes only for a long time, but I noticed his hind feet started chipping last year when we were out on the rocky trail nearly every day. Now we're mostly in a super cushy arena, and the trails we have easy access to aren't nearly as rocky, so I'm debating on pulling his hind shoes now as a test run.
Our first HT is in May, and if things go according to plan we will be running Training for the first time. :D Obviously we will school XC several times before that, and have a few schooling shows lined up, so if I decide to change him back to fully shod I will have time.
Thoughts? The ground in my area is really hard over the summer, so that is something to consider. But if it's possible to keep him barefoot behind I would prefer it. He goes out with a buddy, and they tend to play fairly rough.