"I too used to believe farriers when they told me horses needed shoes for performance. But now my own research and personal experience and the horses themselves discredit this idea. But since we cannot provide our equine friends with the natural approximately 20 miles a day in travel that self-trims the mustang, they do need our assistance by hoof trimming. What they do not need is an inflexible piece of metal nailed to a live, sensitive part of their anatomy that brings with it a world of trouble. I'm dependable and love horses so you will not be disappointed with my work.
In some instances I do recommend that a client shoe their horse since you cannot show in riding boots and the horse isn't comfortable without them....yet. But it's never the ideal and I highly recommend taking the shoes off in the winter time so the hooves may heal."
p.s. All are welcome to ask me questions free of charge. I like the discussions even if your horses are still shod.
I highly recommend the website www.thehorseshoof.com for it's excellent barefoot performance horse news and information.