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  • Horses hoor too far forward

 
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    07-07-2011, 01:45 AM
  #21
Trained
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    07-12-2011, 01:51 AM
  #22
Foal
In general, the toes are a little too long and the heels a little too far forward from what I can tell. Long toes are bad in that they can cause tripping but also delay the hoof from leaving the ground at the proper time and can cause tendon problems and over reaching. Look at the angle of the hoof right below the coronary band. That is the slope the hoof should be. On some of the hooves, you can see the angle is off with the toes slanted too far forward. And there is a little flaring which is when the wall kinda peels away from the coffin bone. It's not very bad though.
     
    07-12-2011, 02:23 AM
  #23
Green Broke
Ok thanks. I am just going to wait until their next farrier visit and get better pictures straight afterwards. I would love to be able to do their hooves myself, especially since they are mostly barefoot but I don't want to wreck their hooves.
     
    07-12-2011, 04:57 AM
  #24
Trained
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Originally Posted by apachewhitesox    
Ok thanks. I am just going to wait until their next farrier visit and get better pictures straight afterwards. I would love to be able to do their hooves myself, especially since they are mostly barefoot but I don't want to wreck their hooves.
While I do think proper understanding & study, & supervised practice/hands on help etc is not to be underestimated & don't think it's something to be just 'hacked' at, it's also not rocket science, so don't be too frightened of the idea! Plenty of us at least started out 'self taught' because of lack of better options.
     
    07-12-2011, 05:24 AM
  #25
Green Broke
Yeah I have a rough idea on how it all works, maybe in a few years I might start doing it.
     

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