I have a gelding out of a stud locally. I know several of his offspring. The
stud has a noticeable c foot. ALL of the offspring (regardless of mare)I
know of also have a higher/lower heel. With proper management my gelding's
is almost unnoticable, but the studs (who does not get his feet trimmed more
than every 18 mos or so) is very noticeable.
I have also noticed that the babies all put the c foot back when they spread
their legs to graze. So they are loading the already lower heel even more on
a daily basis???????????
Shoeing really seems to keep the c foot "looking normal". Probably because
(IMHO) it keeps the lower heel from getting worn down more.
Just my observations.
Let me know privately if you want more info.
JESSICA TUTEUR, RIDE MANAGER WINE COUNTRY 25/50 on 6/7/97
J BAR M RANCH
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