Should I have pads put on my horse's feet?
Realistically, the best solution would be to move to a new ranch with better facilities, I just can't afford it for at least another couple months. In the mean time, I can't not exercise my horse, so I've been looking into ways to help him cope with the rough footing. I spoke to the ranch ferrier today, and he recommended just a simple pad with my next set of shoes (we're due in about another 2-3 weeks).
I don't know much at all about shoe and hoof work, so I was just looking for some other opinions. I've heard of pads being used on horses with navicular issues, but that's about it.
Any and all input as far as horses and tough ground and pads is greatly appreciated.