I have a new horse that I have known for 8 years. During that the majority of that time he was barefoot and sound, although not in regular work.
He is an older TB with typical low front heel conformation. Early this year he went to a hunter barn and they put him in wedge pads. I am not a big fan of this, believing that if he was sound for many years without them, he doesn't need them.
He has only been in them about 8 months tops. Does anybody have any experience with this? I'm afraid we can't just go cold turkey off of them without doing some kind of damage. Will be consulting with my farrier ASAP, but wanting to know if any of you have been through this before?