Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Rocking your horses toes, is where the Farrier will roll the toes. The breakover point on the hoof can be too long, so if your farrier "rocks" them, it will be easier for your horse to move their foot out of the way faster - so they don't clip the fronts.
When the hoof has too long of a toe *which I am finding too many Farriers doing now-a-days* the hoof cannot leave the ground as fast - so it remains on the ground longer.
Make sure your horses fronts are properly angled as well -the fronts could be causing the issue as well.
I would definately look into a Farrier who is very educated on proper angles of the horses hoof, to coincide with your horses pasturns, shoulders, hips and back.
I for the longest time - had a farrier doing incorrect angles on my TB, leaving him with long toes, no blood flow, no heels and thins soles. I spent all winter with a new farrier doing corrective shoeing to mend the error's.
Maybe some pictures of your horses hooves, standing on a solid flat surface - would help :)
On that note, bell boots only mute the issue.
There is nothing wrong with bell boots with velcro, if you choose to go with bells, I'd definately go with those Professional Choice Over Reach boots. My MIL has them, and they are great!