Anatomy

When One Leg Is Longer

How to identify and shoe for limb length disparity
The late Anthony Gonzales (1986) described limb length disparity as, "when a pair of feet are mismatched. Usually one is flat footed, bull nosed and/or underrun and the other is more upright or clubby looking."
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Shoes or Slippers

Comfortable feet come from shoeing to the properly determined conformation of each individual horse
Providing comfortable shoes is an issue of anatomy that goes beyond a horse’s foot — all the way up its leg and into the shoulder, according to Jim Ferrie, an International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member living and working in Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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Making Sense Of Hoof Balance

Several theories and models are available, but knowing which principles to choose and when to use them can make the difference between soundness and lameness
Farriers understand the need to balance every foot they trim, yet hoof balance might be one of the least understood concepts in shoeing.
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