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Re: [RC] high heel/low heel, asymmetric shoulder - Barbara McCrary

One of my best endurance horses had a high/low syndrome and he was fine until farriers tried to "fix" it by wedging shoes, etc.  Eventually he went lame in his later years and I suspect had we left him alone he would have been fine.  It was what he was used to, probably since birth.  Had there been correction before he was 6 months old, done by corrective trimming, he might have turned out differently.  But then again, it might have been his skeletal conformation rather than just his foot.  I'm uneasy about trying to correct a high/low foot syndrome when the horse is fully mature.
My experience and opinion only, your results may vary. 
----- Original Message -----
From: sandra
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:14 AM
Subject: [RC] high heel/low heel, asymmetric shoulder


My horse has some asymmetry on her shoulders (bigger on the right side) and she has a low heel on this side.
She is not lame and has not fitting saddle problem.
But I want to reverse this before it becomes a problem.
Does anyone has experience this and what works to fix it?

Sandra (missing everyone at Gotta to go ranch)

"On the back of a horse I feel whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me…
and the chaos within me finds balance"

[RC] high heel/low heel, asymmetric shoulder, sandra