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Re: [RC] [RC] Bell boots - ll cole

Our farrier squared the backs and rockered the front on my old gelding that used to overeach. never a problem after that.

Same problem on my mare and it didn't work for her.

Seems the solution varies with the individual horse. I've altered my selection criteria for prospects and have not had a problem with overeaching for a while.

Barry Cole.

>From: KeepsakeFarms@xxxxxxx
>To: paus@xxxxxxxxxxx, penelope_75647@xxxxxxxxx, ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [RC]   Bell boots
>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:09:00 EST
>My farrier prefers to square off the front more than the rear.  Squaring the
>toe speeds up  breakover and you want the back feet to slow down, not speed
>up.  This worked perfectly with my Morgan gelding.
>Linda and Shennandoah
>In a message dated 2/17/2004 7:07:27 AM Central Standard Time,
>paus@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>Agreed! A good farrier can do a lot for an overreach
>--- sharp penny wrote:
> >   Before you resort to bell boots check into having
> > your
> > horses hind toes squared next time you shoe. My guy
> > Reno
> > overreached and was constantly hitting his fronts
> > esp. when
> > he got tired. Squaring off the toes solved the
> > problem.
> > Might be worth a try or atleast discuss it with your
> > farrier.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Penny
> > --- Chris Paus wrote:
> > > Boy, I just hate to use bell boots or any kind of
> > > boots on my horse. They get hot, they fill up with
> > > water and dirt,......
> >

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