Originally Posted by Skyhuntress
.....take down the toe.
Not really trying to pick on you, specifically, but in most cases, the toe gets sufficient wear, it's the HEELS that need lowered to keep the legs balanced.The excess heel height prevents the shock absorbing cartilages from developing and that's how most of your club feet get started. Toe falres aren't always about excess toe length, but if the heels are too upright, causes the toe first landing that forces the flare to appear.Just a little factoid for those do-it-yourselfers It's great that you have been handling their legs though! Wish more people would handle their foals' legs.
Turnout on rocky, hilly terrain is the best way to develop healthy legs and hooves and "surefootedness". A colt will be able to adapt to a rider's weight when he's mastered his own in play.