Items Tagged with 'Dropped Soles'

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Shoeing for Founder

This case deals with a seriously dropped sole, damaged hoof wall and pedal bone

I started working on Refreshing Pause (referred to here as RP) in February of 2002. She was a special horse, since she helped me find ways to assist other horses with similar problems. While RP was not my first foundered horse, she’s the worst founder case that I’ve encountered in terms of capsular damage.


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The Summit's 'Hey' Moments

Hall Of Fame farrier lists some of the ideas he picked up at the year’s event

The old cliché about the basic qualifications for a farrier being a strong back and a weak mind certainly took a beating from the presenters at the fifth annual International Hoof-Care Summit. A high degree of expertise and sophisticated thinking was evident and in abundance.


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Relieving Pressure From a Dropped Sole

Canadian farrier finds this shoe helps provide relief for horses lamed by a common chronic laminitis condition

There are a number of horses I have cared for that have the same apparent foot condition. These are horses with chronic laminitis that have a dropped sole where the hoof wall — as it grows out — does not grow straight down, but flares out at the ground level or higher up the hoof wall.


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