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Founder During Pregnancy, Customer Not Following Advice

Q: I work on an 8-year old Morgan mare that has a somewhat cresty neck and is a little overweight. Previous owners reported that she foundered during both of her pregnancies (but not saying whether they overfed her grain, or made other changes to her or her environment once she was bred).
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Helping Navicular Syndrome With Heel Height, Angles

Q: I’m currently working on a mare that has navicular syndrome. Her hoof capsule is in alignment with her pasterns and I have a wedge pad on her. The angles are at 54 degrees and she’s shown improvement since I’ve started working on her.I’ve found it difficult to raise her angle much more with a natural foot, but the owner insists that the hoof angles be raised. Can putting too much heel on this horse make her worse?
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