Originally posted by Lookout
As for the long toes, you certainly can't lower the heels and do nothing to bring the POB back - that's asking for a tendon injury, so yes, matryoshka, you have to at least address heels. I think you get into a difference between underrun heels and high heels, both of which are too forward, both of which need to be brought back, but at least from what I have seen, the higher heels can be left more easily than the underrun heels, since at least with the underrun heels you aren't changing the height of the heel off the ground even if you take off a lot of heel. Then a swipe or three weekly is usually enough to keep them at least not any worse off while you are working on the toes. I too made the mistake twice of backing the toe to where it should be AND lowering the heels to where they should be and had a sore horse for a couple of days.