One of the more common hind end problems that vets and farriers see is associated with negative plantar angles. This issue can present itself as a subtle limitation in performance to outright lameness.
Paying special attention to the conformation of a horse’s foot is particularly important, maintains Susan Dyson, an equine veterinarian and the head of clinical orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England
A heart-bar horseshoe is a common solution for when the condition calls for frog support, such as laminitis or quarter cracks. Texas farrier Tommy Boudreau demonstrates his process on a St. Croix Eventer.
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