Sounds like we found the same farrier! My farrier shoes the hi/lo like yours does with a slight tweak. He leaves the shoe on the low foot set slightly back (1/4" or so) while leaving the shoe on the high foot in the "normal" position. I can't believe what a change such a small adjustment made.
I agree that matching feet is wrong. If anything, that was my first experience as a first time horse owner that I knew I need to self educate a bit because that information sounded dead wrong.
I've been reading a lot about hi/lo's. I'm still trying to decipher if the situation can be completely nulled out by addressing the compensating factors that started it to begin with. Sounds like we should start a hi/lo thread.
The thing that's made the most difference (other than my godsend of a farrier) is shortening the trim cycle up to every 4 to 5 weeks. My farrier himself said he would love to be able to come out and reset the shoes once a week but with all the nail holes its just not possible. The less time the horse has spent uneven, it seems the less unevenly his feet grow. Maybe when he's ready to retire he will be ok on a normal trim schedule!!
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