Hoof Balance

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Shoeing the Low-Heeled Horse

Some effects of the shoeing strategies farriers use to correct low heels in horses can actually be detrimental in the long run. Here’s how one farrier recommends correcting this frustrating lameness cause.

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Rear Hoof Imbalance and Lameness

Instead of causing foot pain directly, rear hoof imbalances seem to cause more problems higher up the leg—to the hocks, stifles, glutes, and sacroiliac joint, one vet says.

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