This is great advice for me to use. I do pretty much everything you can thing of with him and yes I do ride him on gravel a lot since we live on dirt road. Yeah my horses feet are healthy. My horse used to have shoes on all four feet but we quit idk why tho. @mackai
To harden up your horse's feet, you should put some iodine on the soles, for a few days and that'll harden them right up! You could buy some easy boots, but it'll depend on what type of riding/intensity you do to which type you buy. And you also might have to consider the fact that you might need to shod your horse. Talk with your farrier. I would definitely try the iodine first. Also the shoes would depend on how much you're hacking and on gravel. If it's frequent then I think you should at least get fronts if it's just occasionally I would just recommend the iodine. And other then being soft, if your horse's feet are healthy and your riding on gravel, etc. Frequently then I would look at investing in easyboots.
Yeah he does have soft hooves that haven't harden yet. I do long walks with him on rocks and he is still sensitive to them and I am talking it slow. Idk where I should get some hoof boots? @maddieboesch