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hello sir. may i know what happens if i ride a horse that is wearing a broken shoe either on foreleg or hind leg?

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HELLO ROHIT...
There is definite movement within the hoof capsule !!
The horse would be better barefoot, than that happening. Similar to a broken tree
in a saddle, only NOT as bad.

Wall damage would occur if not taken off or changed !!

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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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