Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
• Horses: 0
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought long toe/low heel, whether severe or mild, was NOT to be corrected with shoes? I thought a good hoof must first be obtained via barefoot then you could move into steel shoes if desired. In order to get the hoof to grow with the correct angles it must be trimmed or touched up more frequently than shoeing would allow.
I personally, LOVE my horses being shod, however.....I don't shoe everybody. For one that developes soreness like your horse has. I would just start trimming more frequently to correct the underrun heels and leave him barefoot. I would not put shoes on him. Shoes can cause underrun heels to become much worse than they originally started.