Why do Horses needs to wear a Horseshoe?

Philippines
May 26, 2010 11:14am CST
I was browsing Traffic Roundup website when I came across a horseshoe picture and it makes me wonder why horses have shoes while the other animals don't have. Do you think it's fair that they have shoes?
2 responses
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
26 May 10
well i searched in the internet and it says to protect their hooves from wear and tear. well i thought its for traction i guess i was wrong
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
nice one..
• United States
26 May 10
I haven't even been around horses in a long time, but I am thinking the horse shoe protects the horse's hooves. I think it keeps them from splitting especially on harder surfaces.
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
that's the main reason i guess..