Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I wonder how many hooves it took before they finally figured out how to place the shoe so that the coffin bone broke. I wonder what would happen if the shoe was placed properly and shaped correctly and nailed to the hoof.
This makes a good point. If the hoof is nailed to the shoe, it cannot expand outward , sideways and put that kind of lateral pull on the bone. It is not an accurate display.
I do appreciate the amazing mechanism of the hoof, though.
Mac's been shod for 15 years and ridden vigorously on varied terrain for many of those years and he is SO not lame.