“A horse that is sound only in shoes is not a sound horse.”

-Steve Dick, BWFA
"A barefoot horse is capable of performing all the tasks that could be expected of a horse, without requiring any kind of protection of the hoof, provided that the hoof has not been weakened or deformed by the actions of man through unnatural treatment and living conditions."

-Dr. Hiltrud Strasser
"The eye soon gets accustomed 
to deformity and then does not perceive it."

-Dr. Bracy Clark, 1831