Originally Posted by horsemom2be
Just wondering if upright pasterns can be caused by improper shoeing? For example the heel being to high and the toe being too short causing the pastern to be very upright...
Yes. High heels, too short toes will tend to lead to a broken forward pastern - too shallow angle, whereas broken back - too short heels, long toes make the pastern steeper in relation to the hoof.