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Doctor.A, Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
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Both of my horses back feet are tting the inside ankle of

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both of my horses back feet are hitting the inside ankle of both front feet. Don't know if this is clipping, or forging, or over reaching. He is a tall horse with a short back and has just recently been shod. Did not know of this problem till today after our trail rude.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Doctor.A replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I am Dr A and would love to help.

From your description, it sounds like your horse is Forging, which is not uncommon in a short backed horse.

What can I answer for you?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the best way to correct this problem
Expert:  Doctor.A replied 2 years ago.

Good question! this is a timing issue, in that the front feet are on the ground too long or the hind feet are on the ground too short!

Trimming will be the key.
Front feet: shorten toes, roll, rocker, or set the shoes back from the toe. Aluminum MAY speed up the action.

Hind feet: a little harder. can raise the heel, or place a square toe shoe on. Also, try to place a wide web shoe set wide. This should help but may take a bit of trial and error.

Expert:  Doctor.A replied 2 years ago.

Was there anything else i coudl answer for you? if not please take a moment to rate my answer.