> From: Tivers@aol.com
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: high-low heel syndrome
> Date: Tuesday, April 01, 1997 2:37 PM
> In a message dated 97-03-31 20:43:28 EST, you write:
> << Dudley got new shoes today and my farrier gave me a
> very detailed explanation of what he sees as the cause of Dudley's
> crookedness: high-low heel syndrome. In other words, his right front
> high and his left front heel is lower (normal). According to my farrier
> is a genetic problem which is getting worse in all breeds because
> are not breeding it out. It is caused by the check ligament in the
> heeled leg being shorter than the comparable ligament in the other leg.
> problem gets worse as the horse ages but can be kept under control with
> farriery - i.e., trimming the high heel down just to the point where the
> horse "unloads" - can't get the heel down any further towards the
> Sounds like bullshit to me. Do we have a farrier in the group? If not,
> go over to Rec.equestrian newsgroup and confer with Tom Stovall.
> The problem does, though, sound like one originating in the feet. Report
> in a week as to the results of this new shoeing, if you would.