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Dearest HGS Farriers: How would you suggest, a slight toed-out condition can be alleviated? Sir ...
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    Corrective shoeing for the toed-out horse Piccy Update Post 12

    Dearest HGS Farriers:

    How would you suggest, a slight toed-out condition can be alleviated? Sir Henry has a bit of a toed-out tendency. It's not bad, but noticeable when one looks at his front end standing square. I want to prevent any future injuries.
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    More likely than not this is not something that warrants "corrective" shoeing. If that is his conformation, then trying to change it will make him lame eventually.

    Xrays would be the first step in determining objectively whether this can or even should be changed.
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    That is interesting and makes sense. I should have taken some pix. I will tomorrow. It's not severe by any stretch of the imagination. My trainer started noticing it
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    Is he shod, and how old? That will make a difference too.

    With the TB babies, farrier would take little more with rasp on inside toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBandRio View Post
    More likely than not this is not something that warrants "corrective" shoeing. If that is his conformation, then trying to change it will make him lame eventually.

    Xrays would be the first step in determining objectively whether this can or even should be changed.
    Ditto that. Except I never x-rayed my TWH's, as being born splayfooted (toeing out) is a naturally occurring thing in the breed.

    Two of my three Tennessee Walkers are splay-footed, have never been trimmed or shod to try and fix the problem, and have never been lame due to being that way

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    I say xray because if you don't know whether it's conformational or trim-caused, you don't know whether you can attempt to correct it. Even if it's trim-caused, if it's been that way long enough, there are likely bony changes which will cause more harm if you try to fix the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meljean View Post
    With the TB babies, farrier would take little more with rasp on inside toe.
    Why? Just looking for an explanation here, nothing more.......

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    I have heard "taking off a little" would cause more problems! I will post a pic later today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reitpferde View Post
    I have heard "taking off a little" would cause more problems! I will post a pic later today.
    I cannot seem to reconcile this statement with the first one you made.

    Regardless, the question "why" still remains, and now, for both your responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBandRio View Post
    I say xray because if you don't know whether it's conformational or trim-caused, you don't know whether you can attempt to correct it. Even if it's trim-caused, if it's been that way long enough, there are likely bony changes which will cause more harm if you try to fix the issue.
    Ditto that. I didn't mean to sound contradictory if I came across that way

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