Under-run Heels / Under-slung Heels


Refers to the position of the heel buttresses being too long and too far forward under the hoof, toward the toe wall. They generally arise because the heels have not been sufficiently shortened. For under-run heels resulting from excessive growth in the absence of insufficient natural wear, correction is simple; apply the barefoot trim. It may take several trims depending upon the severity. The last thing we want to do is "force" the hoof to conform.

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