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    07-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
I don't think this horse is truly pigeon toed. If you look at the hairline of that left foot, it slopes down instead of being level. While it makes sense to balance the hoof in and of itself, in this horse's case, there must me an imbalance further up that needs to be compensated for, or else that line would be level. I would try taking a little off the inside and see if that levels out. I like the trim overall. I've seen much worse.
Casey, firstly, remember you're going off only a couple of photos, of which the camera angle isn't square. Next remember this horse is 7yo, not a few months, so changing angles - that may or may not be right for this horse may be more detrimental. Next, if the imbalance/twist is not confined to the foot but is further up the leg, then the hoof may be perfectly 'balanced' for that leg without first possibly fixing the body issue with a good chiro or such(who knows if it's changeable).
     
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    07-18-2012, 08:55 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Casey, firstly, remember you're going off only a couple of photos, of which the camera angle isn't square. Next remember this horse is 7yo, not a few months, so changing angles - that may or may not be right for this horse may be more detrimental. Next, if the imbalance/twist is not confined to the foot but is further up the leg, then the hoof may be perfectly 'balanced' for that leg without first possibly fixing the body issue with a good chiro or such(who knows if it's changeable).

Well, I just last week watched a toed out 11 year old instantly "fixed" by taking off a little outside wall, but what do I know. OP is free to take my input at face value or not. Pretty sure the OP understands a public forum is for ideas to throw at the wall to see what may or may not work for her horse.
     
    07-18-2012, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Well, I just last week watched a toed out 11 year old instantly "fixed" by taking off a little outside wall, but what do I know. OP is free to take my input at face value or not. Pretty sure the OP understands a public forum is for ideas to throw at the wall to see what may or may not work for her horse.
Wasn't having a go, wasn't even saying it's *necessarily* incorrect for a particular horse, just explaining what may well be very wrong with that approach. For eg. If that horse above had been 'toed out' for some time, his feet might have been instantly fixed in the eyes of the farrier, but what did the 'correction' do to his joints?? Yes, I get the idea Casey probably does know to take everything here only as 'food for thought', but remember it's a public forum & she's not the only one reading & learning from it.
     
    07-19-2012, 01:21 AM
  #14
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Puck, if it makes a difference, she is standing on a slight hill so the lower part of the line you drew is going down hill a little bit.

I have noticed that before she was pigeoned toed evenly a while ago, but her left front has gradually gotten more turned in. Also, I do realize that every bit of information taken on the forum has to be taken with a realization of the risk that it may not be true :) I will try to get some GOOD flat photos of her left front tomorrow.. This is taken at a slight angle from me more near her right front, hence why her left front isnt as pigeon toed as the right. Oh yes, this was last year 2011.



Or.. Maybe it has been more toed in for a while. (stuck camera under her belly)



Yep, looks like she was still more turned on her LF back then.. Maybe it was more like 08/09.

     

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