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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.
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