Did you know that 80% of all lameness problems come from incorrect shoeing?
The Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association reported that American horse owners lose $800 million in lameness problems every year. It has been well documented for centuries that incorrect hoof balance , improper angles of hoof, insufficient frog size and inadequate sole thickness are among the major causes of lameness.
Check the proper angulation of each hoof and check for inconsistencies and balance of each hoof. Angles need to be between 50 – 55 degrees for front feet, matching pair and between 55 – 60 degrees for back feet, matching pair. By ordering our Hoof Gauge you can check the angles of your horse’s feet. By owning a Hoof Gauge and the Goode Equine Hoof Leveler, you own the best insurance you can ever buy for your horses, all for the price of an average farrier service.