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Why do horses have shoes

What's up with that?

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To give farriers a job?

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The shoes protect their hooves from wearing down.
Horse shoes also keep a horse from slipping in ice and snow.

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Okay, but I'm still wondering how horses survived before humans nailed shoes to their feet? Something doesn't quite make sense here.

If horse shoes were so necessary, they would have gone slipping and sliding into extinction without them.

What do wild horses do?



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Good point

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I looked it up. All horse's hooves grow throughout their lifetime. Domestic horse's hooves wear quickly because they walk on hard surfaces, ride humans on their backs, perform various chores. Wild horses wear away their hooves more slowly than they grow.

https://mtcreekstable.com/2019/03/20/horseshoes-what-exactly-are-their-purpose/

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I used to have horses, and in one field next to me was a horse, and his hooves were so overgrown because he was neglected.


Anyways, I judt assume wild horses walk all over stones and whatnot in the wild. Maybe they shave them down themselves, kinda like how a rabbit will knaw on stone to shave its teeth.

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And before you say "rabbits don't shave their own teeth down." Yes they do. I used to have a rabbit and its teeth used to grow so fast the vet ended up pulling them out. He used to knaw on all sorts. It was the saddest shit ever. I cried like a bitch over this bloody rabbit when I had to leave it at the vet. It was embarrassing. I got outside and someone asked why I was crying, so I explained. They replied with "awwww, poor gummy rabbit." 😐

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Thanks. I did just look it up. Domestic horses wear their hooves quickly because of all the activity humans force them to do.

If a horse's hooves are overgrown it is crippling:



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Yeah, it's not a pretty sight :(

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That picture actually made me cry! So sad.

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Yeah, and I also notice the poor little guy's fur looks wet oily and dirty.

I'm a city boy and know nothing about horses. My mother grew up on a ranch and had her own horses. I wish I could call her and ask her about this.

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He's obviously been painfully neglected.

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Before shoes? The hooves probably didn't last long if the horse had a lot of wieght to carry. Wild horses didn't carry wieght until men began taming them and riding them. It's the wieght of people, wagons and buggies that really wear out the hooves. Somewhere along the way, some guy got the idea of nailing metal to the hooves. There is a right way and a wrong way of doing this.
It use to bother me, but it is necessary.

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It makes us realize how humans have an almost deleterious effect on all the animals we come in contact with. Not that I'm some animal rights pacifist, far from it. We use animals for our higher purpose. But it's just an eye opener.

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Because they done stole them all from the trinidadian and tobagonian's and that is why THEY DONT have shoes. You learnt 2 things rite dere

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Because they're very style conscious.



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Style conscience?

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Style conscious, that is. Damn spell check!



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There's nothing wrong with having a style conscience. You don't wanna insult anyone's sense of fashion:



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Did I say there was anything wrong with it?



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Did I say you did?

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You seemed to imply it.



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No, you're suffering paranoid delusions, LaTonya.

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Moi??





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To match their handbags and gloves.

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I wonder when Nike’s going to start getting involved in the horseshoe business.
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