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Houston Mounted Patrol’s barefoot horses 

Houston Mounted Police

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From: Horse Talk

Houston Mounted Police

From Houston Mounted Police; Blog

If there were one story, that to me “sealed the deal” on barefoot and its truth, it would have to be the story that Officer Greg Sokoloski shared about the Houston Mounted Patrol unit, which he has been a part of from its inception in 1984.

Officer Sokoloski came onto this patrol with zero horse experience. The patrol started with a very conventional and traditional way of managing their horses in small facilities. But a miraculous transformation took place following Officer Sokoloski’s first ride on his new barefoot horse, Shadow in 2004. With the myriad of classic illness and lameness issues plaguing this mounted patrol’s horses, he knew he needed to look deeper into his horse’s health.

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