Shoeing is a traditional practice. As with any tradition, those that perpetuate this act do so without questioning it and under the impression that it must be right . The abandonment of the destructive tradition of shoeing requires a good dose of introspection, independence and personal consideration. Continuing to practice this degrading tradition is the result of a questionable thought pattern. To accept this way of thinking is to condone any form of abuse. Think of it this way: somewhere in the world, a girl is circumcised every ten seconds ... in the name of tradition!