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hello sir. my dad bought a racehorse. he is a 4 year old thoroughbred gelding and has straight pasterns in the forelegs. may i know what shoe best suits to him since it is not an ideal conformation?

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HELLO CAINE...

NO shoe will help !!  Bottom line.
A more upright pastern or conformation is "predisposed" to more concussion and wear
and tear to the joints and sometimes the soft tissue areas. Ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

Joepaul Meyers,CJF

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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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