A 7-page article (Pages 58 to 64) in the the December 2009 issue of American Farriers Journal sums up the hoof boot situation for both farriers and horse owners. This article points out a number of benefits for hoof boots in many situations other than just with barefoot horses. It also describes numerous pros and cons for using boots under many situations.
Additional information that was gathered from hoof-care professionals across the country for this in-depth article on boot usage is featured through links below. Click on the linked questions to get the answers to these pressing questions about hoof boots.