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conditioning effects hoof

My new filly age 4 had never been shod, after breaking her and riding 
her for 2 months we decided to shoe the front only, probably will shoe 
the hind feet when I start to condition her this spring.  Anyway farrier 
felt she had good tough feet, but the toes were out in front and the 
heels were long enough but slanted forward.  He kept trimming the heels 
down and cutting the toe back each trim and then each trim after we 
starting shoeing her(flat shoes not wedges).  After about 9 months he is 
now able to leave heel longer because it is now growing down more 
straight and now the toe doesn't seem to shoot out as fast, but we can't 
go any longer than 6 weeeks between trims.
  Louise WV

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