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Sound Shoeing Protocol

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Rob Pinkney

on 21 September 2016

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Transcript of Sound Shoeing Protocol

Sound Shoeing Protocol
4 Principals:
Proportion - vertical depth
Correct proportion
Proportion (vertical depth)

Widest part of the foot
Unsound - lack of vertical depth
Extensive experience in Japan
Sheer numbers of horses
Shoeing with handmade shoes and no other influences
Working with world class farriers in many different countries. Main influences - Billy Crothers (UK), Mellander brothers (UK), Craig Trinka (USA), Shayne Carter (USA), Mark Milster (USA), Dr, Samy Aoki (Japan), Jim Keith (USA), Bob Marshell (Canada)
Analyzing the effect of different traditions
Using guidelines, like golden means, contour gauge and hoof mapping
Successful business in New Zealand
Working together with Werkman Horseshoes
Vertical depth in the hoof is imperative to the soundness of a horse
Yearling foot
Unsound - lack of vertical depth 2
Toe shape front feet
Coronet shape
Ground surface toe shape
Shoe shape
Toe shape hind foot
Coronet shape
Shoe fit around coronet
Ground surface toe shape
Shoe shape
Importance of preserving
the toe
Is the foot size in proportion to the size of the horse?
- use of golden means to measure
How to recognize true foot shape?
Under coronet shape
Undistorted white line
Imaging pedal bone shape

Experience that contributed to
the development of the
Sound Shoeing Protocol
Widest part front foot
Centre of pedal bone
shoeing around the pedal bone
Toe quarters and heel quarters same length and opposite each other
widest part halfway
nature's recovery to true shape

Shoe matches pedal bone
Front Balance
Hind Balance
Shoeing to the long axis
Aligning the bony column
equal quarter lenghts
coronet level to the ground
Diagonal pull
The toe is the thickest and strongest part of the equine foot
When the toe quarters get too wide they pull their diagonal heel in and forward - low heel syndrome
Naked foot

red line - pedal bone just under sole
Heel seperation
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