I am very confused on this subject. Maybe someone can explain it clearer than what my farrier is doing. He has been my shoer for a couple of years now and I don't understand what he is doing to my horse. I am at a stable where quite a few people use him but he is making my horse so short with the front two hooves it's ridiculous. He got shod yesterday and last night when I went to take him out of his stall and looked at his hooves I about died. He is a big Quarterhorse with good size feet and now he is standing on these hooves that look like they belong on a pony ( just about ) They aren't even even if you look at both of them from the front. His right he took much shorter and is almost starting to look like a club foot. Apparently I need to move onto a new shoer but what the heck is he doing? He calls it natural balance but what does that really mean. I've never seen a horse in the wild with hooves that looked like that. Is this completely abnormal what he is doing? I rode him last night thinking that for sure he would be lame but he wasn't. I am going to go check on him today and see how he's doing.
Any input on this matter would be greatly appreciated.