I went to the barn last night for a ride, and even though I knew that Abbey was due to have her shoes off, and I remembered again when I picked her hooves, I was initially not sure why she was being all squirrely when I got on to warm up. She didn't want to go forward and after a few minutes of asking her to trot out, I realized that I was being a jerk for asking because she was probably sore on her front (the only place she had shoes). This is the first time I have transitioned a horse from shoes to barefoot, so I am curious if anyone has experiences or advice to share.
Should I give her time off? Reduce rides in time and effort? How long will it take for her to go back to feeling good? I know that this will vary from horse to horse, but I would appreciate any thoughts and ideas on this in the comments.