Diane Pennycuff's husband operates a farrier practice based in Kentucky. Recently, he acquired a new client whose horse has a quarter crack on the medial side on a front hoof.
The horse had a straight bar shoe with side clips on this foot and a keg shoe on the other front.
I need some feed back on quarter crack treatment and why the horse might have been shod in this manner.
- Diane Pennycuff
Maybe he ran out of shoes at the last minute? ha. Or the previous farrier may have thought the straight bar would offer more support clips to keep shoe on knowing its structure is compromised by the pre existent quarter crack and didn't want to risk the shoe getting pulled off accidentally, causing even worse damage...? That'd be my guess.
Might be the bar shoe was fitted and the heel behind the quarter crack floated?
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