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  1. #1
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    Default roll the toe? yes or no..

    my friend's horse was given to her about 9 months ago. he had very low heels when they got him, but has since grown a heel. However, her farrier does not roll the toe. I am curious why a farrier would not really roll a toe on a hoof that seems to me to have a long toe/ low heel situation. i like that my own farrier rolls my horse's toes, but he knows that my horse once tripped and fell with me and can be clumsy. I guess i just figured it was standard to roll a toe that looked a bit long.



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    Interesting paper that includes info on rolled toes.

    Read the paragraph titled "Change in toe position or length".

    http://www.equipodiatry.com/article_...on_shoeing.htm


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    For years I used a farrier that didn't roll the toes. And for those years I always had problems with cracks and chips. Once I switched to a new farrier and learned about the roll (wondered what the heck the farrier was doing!) I don't have those problems like I used to.



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