Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Williams, Arizona
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Not 100% certain I am fully understanding, but it looks like slippering may may be another term for beveling the heels?
A member named Patty was here when I first partnered with Hondo and she recommended beveling his heels to encourage heel first landings. I was making slow motion videos of Hondo's feet at that time and it did seem to help.
Patty was very much part and parcel to E.L.P.O. at that time and my still be. She was an extremely knowledgeable farrier with wide ranging experiences.
I've actually been using that technique recently as my laminitic horse's heels got away from me during episodes of hoof pain. I also look at it (correctly or incorrectly) as a way to gradually bring the heel back down allowing time for internal adjustments to slowly take place.
Those are my thoughts off the top.
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