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Re: 4 nailed.

Chris Martin wrote:

> If a horse is 4 nailed, I think thats what they call it, 4 nails on each
> side of the shoe, with the last nail being way past the centerline of the
> hoof, cause a horse to act like he has sore feet?

The last nail behind the centerline acts as a limit to the hoof's expansion
and contraction.  It CAN make a horse very sore.  If in doubt, pull those
nails only & see if he improves in 3 to 4 days.

When we need added stability, we prefer side clips rather than a fopurth nail
on each quarter.

Linda Flemmer

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