Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
The high foot is much more normal. See how close to the ground the coronet is on the low foot at the back of the foot compared to the other more normal foot? The whole thing needs to "stand up" a bit more like the opposite foot to make room for more frog matierial to build up instead of being pounded into the ground and running forward. This will get the bones back in line.
Farriers typically wedge feet like this with a shoe to regain immediate alignment, but the soleguard will help fill in the lacking back of the foot for a bare horse IME and can regain that alignment pretty well without a wedge or shoe. A very strong toe bevel will also be necessary to allow the toe to rotate forward as the alignment is regained and the back of the foot raised. Make sense? I have even a few times had to bevel into what appeared to be sole but was actually stretched wedgy toe from being pulled forward so long. I casted over these feet to be safe, but it probably want necessary.
Also, It is very important to get the bars trimmed back so they end near the middle of the frog before using the sole guard. You can get little do it yourself packs of soleguard. Its pretty easy to apply with a decently cooperative horse and a helper. Just watch the video and be SURE to dry the foot well with a hairdryer or a heat gun before applying or it wont stick.
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Last edited by Trinity3205; 03-30-2012 at 11:59 PM.