Ontario shoer Alicia Thompson has an opinion regarding rocker toes and how the horse is affected by its use. At the International Hoof-Care Summit, she saw a presentation that led her to rethink the subject.
She posted this question in the AFJ Farriers' Forum.
It was suggested that the rocker be placed to mimic wear in old shoes. This has me trying to visualize how the limb would be effected by this on a circle or doing lateral work and to be honest I think I see less issues for the most part but am not sure.
I would really rather not experiment with this on my riding horse as he is very happy the way he is set up and doesn't like his set up changed so I am wondering if anyone here can tell me what they have seen, or think would be the effect of using an offset rocker.
— Alicia Thompson
If the horse is happy, don't change it! I would be inclined to use a rolled toe or a shoe like the equilibrium made by Mustad.
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