He said balance was perfect, but he is suggesting to my farrier that we move
the shoes back to better support the heel, shorten the toe, & try a "World
Racing Plate" shoe. This shoe was shown in a Western Horseman article in the
Jan. issue. It allows for a faster breakover.
We are also theorizing that the virus Jas recovered from last spring, might
have caused a reduction in circulation, that resulted in the parallel cracks
(she developed 8 wks. after her first endur. ride of the season).
Now that those cracks are almost grown out - the toe being just a little long
could contribute to additional stress in the hoof wall that resulted in "warm
So, I am relieved, & really sold on spending just over $100. to "see" whats in
P.S. She walked & stood in our tack room for the pictures - then reached over
- & tried to "read" the Western Horseman article!