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hello sir, may i know what is a "roll toe shoe"? when to use it on horses?

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HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

A "Roll toe" shoe is one that is "slightly bent" at the front of the shoe.

If you look at a shoe from a side view, it would have a slight bend at the toe to help breakover and get the front limb to move forward quicker.

A "Rocker toe" shoe is the same, except it is bent at about 5/6 degrees.

Now...looking at the shoe straight down on the ground surface and looking at it like a clock,
from 11:00 to 1:00; that part of the toe is where it's bend needs to be.

If a horse is "over reaching" or maybe heel sore, it can enhance and help by simply moving
forward quicker and breaking over with less effort.

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Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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