Long Toe, Low Heel

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  1. This is certainly a very interesting subject indeed.Prolonged long toe and low heel can also result in the tubials being crushed in the heels as well.The horse may often need to use frog supported pads because now the frog needs to be engaged to eleviate some of the stress load.Many gaited performance horses such as thorougggbreds and standardbreds derive about 75% of their power from the stifle muscle area and so with a long toe low heel,it will often delay and extend the breakover point of the horse.This can lead to other problems such as a horse encuring the effects of run down.Many related problems to run can occur,damage to the digital cushion,distal sesamoid bone(navicular bone),middle and superficial sesamoidian ligaments and others.Some horses have a slight paddling gait or a pass by gait and as such when landing their feet they often land slightly on the inside of their foot first,so it is my opinuion only to ensure that a horse´s feet receive regular checking for balance as well.

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