Addressing High Low Syndrome in The Front Feet of The Equine Athlete

Addressing High Low Syndrome in The Front Feet of The Equine Athlete

Many Equine athletes suffer from a low heel angle on hoof and a high heel angle on the other front foot. This can affect their gate and overall balance all the way up to the scapular, affecting the saddle fit and stride length.

Low heel angles of 37 degrees, Normal heel angle of 48 degrees

Using FormaHoof to Re-align the Imbalanced Low Heel Angled Hoof

Improved heel angel by 15 degrees

FormaHoof allows you to create balance in the hoof capsule, by lifting the entire hoof structure including the heel bulbs. This means the heels are not being crushed by applying just the heel wedge.

Shared Weight Across the Entire Hoof Capsule

Entire sole and frog support with natural concave function

FormaHoof allows you to create balance in the hoof capsule, by lifting the entire hoof structure including the heel bulbs. This means the heels are not being crushed by applying just the heel wedge.

Addressing the High Heel Angled Hoof

Creating repeatable angels

FormaHoof allows you to repeat the same angle on the high foot, reducing the need to lower the heel to try and match the low heel.

Creating Balance in Both Front Feet

Applying an aluminum shoe to the FormaHoof to allow for the excessive wear of endurance training.

Applying an Aluminum Shoe to The Reformed Hoof to Help with Wear in The Endurance Training

FormaHoof application is easy to nail to.

An aluminum shoe is nailed onto the FormaHoof application. This allows the polyurethane to hold the nails rather than the hoof wall, mean less damage to the natural structures. But ensuing traction and wear for the Equine athlete, while in training and competition.

FormaHoof Allows the Hoof to Expand and Contact

FormaHoof application is easy to nail to.

  • FormaHoof has a concave sole and natural hoof shape including a frog built into the molds.
  • This allows the hoof to expand and contract as is needed to maintain a heathy hoof capsule. This is shown here by the wear marks left on both the aluminum shoe and FormaHoof application after 1 month of training.

Expansion clearly shown by wear marks

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