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candandy49 05-18-2011 09:35 AM

Question: Correct Degree of Angle...
 
For barefoot trimming or shoeing purposes do you as a horse owner know the most correct degrees in angle from hoof wall to sole of hoof? Do you know that the angle of the horse's shoulder also translates to angle of pastern and hoof? These are the most important factors in the interest of horse hoof health. The desired degree of angle from front hoof of hind or front hoof wall to sole is 52 degrees.

mls 05-18-2011 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by candandy49 (Post 1038702)
The desired degree of angle from front hoof of hind or front hoof wall to sole is 52 degrees.

Thankfully our farrier doesn't follow 'desired' anything when he trims and shoes. He examines the horse, watches it moves, asks what the horses job is - and then trims the horse as it needs to be trimmed.

Wallaby 05-18-2011 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by mls (Post 1038711)
Thankfully our farrier doesn't follow 'desired' anything when he trims and shoes. He examines the horse, watches it moves, asks what the horses job is - and then trims the horse as it needs to be trimmed.

Ditto! My trimmer (barefoot) follows my mare's pastern angles and her shoulder angles to trim her hooves. She does not whip out a lil' protractor and force hooves into the "correct" angle without any regard to conformation.


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