Other ap­proaches to ring­bone

EQUUS - - Eq Letters -

As a long­time bare­foot trim­mer and equine mas­sage prac­ti­tioner, I wanted to add some com­ments to “Cop­ing With Ring­bone” (EQUUS 485).

I re­mem­ber when re­mov­ing shoes for any hoof is­sues used to be the norm, and there was more em­pha­sis on get­ting the an­gles cor­rect rather than just putting on the right shoe. Bet­ter trim­ming stan­dards, with re­spect to an­gles and hoof con­for­ma­tion, might help pre­vent more prob­lems in the first place. The ar­ti­cle might also have men­tioned us­ing a good hoof boot, if needed, if leav­ing the horse bare­foot is too rad­i­cal. Oth­er­wise, it was an in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cle! Candy Gior­dano Davie, Florida

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