Known for its elegance, speed, and mild demeanor, the American Quarter Horse is a consistent favorite, a breed many hippophiles would agree. A close second is the Appaloosa, a sturdy horse that’s been around for millenia and highly regarded by riders of all levels. And who would forget the alluring American Paint Horse famous for its rather eye-catching color and pattern?
Now, why will a horse need shoes? Horses may need shoes to correct an issue with the hoof or to protect the hooves from wear and tear due to overexposure to rough surfaces. Additionally, horses that will be regularly engaged in equine sports may wear shoes to improve stability and optimize performance.