Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
MBP you nailed it, this is the most even his hooves have looked, they have been up to 15 degrees different with major imbalances in the past. It's my biggest issue for keeping this horse going sound and healthy :) I've been through a lot of farriers!
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Yes! I got one right! I bet you've been through a lot of farriers. They all do it differently and so far this guy is doing for you what worked best for me. You can only do so much to change the shape of the feet. There is always going to be that 15 degree difference there. All you can do in context of shoes is what the farrier did, set the shoe back under the low foot to even out the breakover.
Just keep an eye on the underside of that high foot. Ideally the farrier should be knocking that toe back so the foot doesn't continue to stretch forward. That frog looks like it's barely touching the ground which will make that foot more prone to heel pain since the cushion on that foot is weaker since the frog doesn't come into enough contact with the ground.
As long as the hinds keep that nice wide bulbous heels bulbs and huge frogs, you'll be in good shape back there.
Loosie and Amazin, I never heard about that mane thing. In my horse's case, it doesn't fit. It tends toward his high foot side, which is neither his strong or favored side, but falls to both sides in most places which also makes no sense for a classic high/low. I'm done trying to train it to one side or the other. It can stay where it wants.