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Re: [RC] Shoeing and TWH - powergait

Does anyone know of any reason why a TWH should be shod differently >from
other horses?  I am getting conflicting information but our horse is not
moving well and I was  told by a breeder that she should be left long in
the >toe.
We have not done this.  She is coming up sore. > Any ideas?

A TWH, just as any other horse, should be trimmed/shod according to their
conformation.  Many times the people who mess with the length of toes and
angles of the TWH's hooves are trying to make up for their lack of riding
skills by making theses unnatural adjustments in their attempts to make the
horse gait better.  IMO, you should have this horse checked thoroughly by
your vet and farrier to determine why he/she is sore and is not moving well.

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[RC] Shoeing and TWH, Karen Ellis