How you support the hoof is always a consideration when changing the shoeing due to lamness or gait problems. After establishing the choice of shoe for the presciption, find the most vulnerable area on the hoof that may be compromised or sensitive and needing support. An example that is very common is a hoof that has a low angle and thin sole. There are many ways to work with this problem. Ask yourself where is the sensitivity and determine the proper balance from how the hoof is landing and leaving the ground. Again, have a vision of the direction you want to hoof to be in now and the next four weeks and beyond. The shoe used above is very thick so additional hoof support is needed.
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