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RE: [RC] shoing angles - Jim Holland

EQUUS has several excellent articles on foot balance and shoeing this month.  It’s this month’s “special report”.


You can see the “Table of Contents” (not the article contents) that describes the articles here.




Good hoof pictures and diagrams.


Jim, Sun of Dimanche+, and Mahada Magic

From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Maynard
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 7:37 AM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] shoing angles


I perfer my horses to be between 53 and 55 degrees in the front. It can be hard to get the exact same angle on both front feet if one is clubed,  I will use a wedge pad if needed to get both front feet close to the same degree.

  I think 50 degrees is too low, you may heading for a injury. That being said, every horse is different so it is important to know what your horse's angles are. I ask the farrier to check every time they they work on my horses - I like to see a farrier who checks and rechecks as they are shoeing my horses. I also ask for them to measure toe lenght all the way around every time.


Mary Anne Maynard

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[RC] shoing angles, Mary Maynard