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Re: RE: Re: CORRECTIVE SHOEING?
Do not confuse the extra support of shoes that extend beyond the heel with
trailers. Trailers are an entirely different thing...the first time I saw
them I was flabbergasted. If you ever saw the ones I did, you certainly
wouldn't want hoof growing out like THAT! :) To help clarify any
confusion I will quote from "Well Shod" by Don Baskins....
Outside trailers on the hind shoes are really easy to turn. The outside
heel is turned outward and generally the inside heel is cut off so the shoe
is not distorted. The trailer comes out in proportion to the rest of the
shoe. This is done to give a horse lateral support. When he buries his
foot to stop, he stops on his outside heel and the trailer guides him
straight ahead and doesn't let him splay out.
Maggie (and Nelson, too)
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> To: C Eyler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Ridecamp <email@example.com>
> Subject: RC: RE: Re: CORRECTIVE SHOEING?
> Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 10:17 PM
> I'm sure there's various reasons to have trailers. I've had good success
> correcting under-run heels with them - as an owner I'm not a farrier
> fits something I read (sorry cant recall source to give credit) about
> shoe where you want to have hoof..
> > I thought trailers are supposed to give heel support. Wrong?
> > Cindy Eyler
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