Re: One of my barefoot experiences


I agree, John.  I would do something similar if the situation called for it, but I would have rounded it all the way around the hoof.  I am sure the horse was fine with it, but I am anal and would have made it look better.  ;)There isn't really a natural breakover now with the points being there like they are...  With a bare hoof they can wear down, but in the meantime that would still cause a distorted breakover if the horse "wanted" to break over on one side or the other...

-----Original Message-----
From: john_the_vet@...
To: ECHoof@...
Sent: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ECHoof] One of my barefoot experiences

Hi Claire,

I think many will now do what your farrier did, but often a little prettyer.
Great to find the right man for the job.

I have just started another johnthevet photo album - examples.
I thought you might like to see a really bad under-slung heel.
(Tamera's heel and toe angles don't appear to be that different from each



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