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    01-16-2013, 12:28 PM
Barefoot Horse?

My arabian colt has been barefoot his whole life. He is now four. My trainer recently had back shoes put on him because apparently they were shaped oddly and needed extra support. I have read up on the benefits of remaining barefoot, and I am wondering if there is any way this can be fixed without putting shoes on.
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    01-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Need pictures if you want good help. Other wise its a guessing game.
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    01-16-2013, 12:41 PM
made mistake

Sorry didn't mean too double post.
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    01-16-2013, 12:49 PM
Okay, I will take some photos when I go to the barn today.
    01-17-2013, 06:14 AM
As a generalisation, if he's 'shaped funny' it's likely to be an 'upstairs' issue, not just the feet. So I'd be thinking about a bodyworker & see what they can do, while keeping the feet well balanced according to where *they* want to be,based on the sole plane(again a generalisation) - they may change with bodywork.
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    01-20-2013, 06:44 PM
I have never heard of a horse only having back shoes put on. I always thought it was just the fronts, or all of them.

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