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hello. i believe that flat feet horses feel uncomfortable when their hoof touches the ground since they land directly on their sole. am i right?

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Hello Rohit... Thanks for your question...

Yes... To a point.  Most flat footed horses" have a thicker hoof wall & big wide frogs
to help expell the concussion !!
Also, unless they're Thorobreds, most have a pretty good sole caluse.
Problem with many is the solar depth ( distance from coffin bone to sole) is shallow
and not alot of protection.

Best to You !!
Joepaul Meyers, CJF

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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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