My horse wings out!
Jan 20, 2014
Question: Can a horse that wings out be corrected by a different way of shoeing?
Response: When the limbs "wing out" during movement the issue may be a lameness problem but more commonly comformation is the cause. Unfortunately, in the adult horse the conformation cannot be changed. Shoeing can change the motion but at the expense of causing abnormal stress on other joints.
We evaluate each horse and each foot as an individual. We start with a lameness exam. We then progress to Performance Shoeing radiographs which help us determine the best balance to maximize the individual horse's movement. We may or may not correct the "wing out" movement but we have maximized this horse's performance considering his/her individual confirmation.
Please let us know if you would like to schedule a lameness exam or have any more questions by calling 877-499-9909.