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[RC] Measuring feet - Dolores Arste

For those that don't x-ray, the next time your farrier comes, would you ask
him/her to record these numbers and send to me on your sound horses. All
feet if possible or if too much trouble perhaps one front foot. You can do
it yourself too if you have time. The more info the better.

Length of front hoof wall not including a shoe:
Angle of hoof wall relative to the ground with cannon perpendicular to the
Length of foot from tip of frog to a line where the heels begin to turn
Tip of frog to tip of toe:
Angle of coronet band relative to the ground:
Width of foot at the widest part:
Width of frog at the back of the foot:
Breed of horse:
Age of horse:
Number of competitive miles:

Years ago we participated in some measuring clinics for our racing sled
dogs. This information became invaluable over the years. This information
may or may not be useful to the general Endurance community. I don't know
yet. But it sure would be helpful to me and my mare.

If anyone knows if this has been done before and could point me to this
information, I'd be thrilled.


Dolores Arste


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