Shod before foaling?
We've recently moved in the last 3 weeks, so we had a new farrier out, but my husband just went up with him because I have 12 month old and it is too cold for us all to go up to the barn for long enough to trim 4 horses. The guy did a great job and his father is the head farrier for the Kentucky Horse Park and he was highly recommended by the new vet's office, so I assume he is right about this, but since I didn't talk to him myself, I am just getting part of the story, I suppose, through my husband, but he said our Arab mare needs back shoes before she foals in the early summer and he cut the back feet a little shorter than you usually would to get her standing more on her heels. . .
I understand if she needs corrective work on the back feet to get her more on her heels, but I don't understand the need to do shoes before foaling for the correction . . . Lol! What would foaling have to do with it?