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I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no?
Q:I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no? — Michigan Farrier
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How should I shoe for rotational deformities in the legs?

The only thing you can really do for older horses is to shoe them the way they go. If there’s an interference problem, you can help resolve that concern with your shoeing. Anytime you see the hairline pushed up, the horse is out of balance. If they’re going crooked, I just try to give them as much support as I can with a bar shoe or whatever is needed.


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Some Quarter Horse trainers and owners want aluminum shoes with a lot of backup and squared-off toes. But won't this hurt the knees if the toes roll over?
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With long-toe and no-heel syndrome, should I be most assertive over a short period of time or a long time? Should I set back the shoe with extra heel length or set it back a little at a time with pads and shoes?
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