Hi all! I have a 13 yo paint mare. I bought her two years ago and she had 4 shoes. We have tried barefoot twice and both times she went lame. She has been in front shoes only and seems to be okay, ouchy in the red clay arena. Radiographs were taken in October of 2019, 7.5 and 8mm soles. Wore softride boots for 2 months, grew about 1 mm. She also has pancake feet. The backs have callused over. Last week we had some rain here in Texas and she looks to have a forging injury in her front right. Long story short, when the vet saw her a few weeks ago for shots he recommended a wedged shoe. I have read the pros and cons of wedge shoes and don’t know what to do. Looking for advice from others who may have experienced this. I have attached a picture of her front left and all 4. Thank you!
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