This seems to be one of the most difficult goals to achieve for still many hoof care providers, yet it is so important to hoof & body health and performance. The comparison below shows what bad hoof balance looks like next to good hoof balance.
The following improvements are often noted by clients when hoof balance improved:
- Arab gelding stopped stocking up in all four legs after work (worst affected had been the hinds)
- Trot was easier to sit. The gait was no longer jarring as it was before
- Horse started to shift and carry more weight behind simply through better hoof balance
- Movement flowed more, horse was better connected back to front thanks to improved breakover in the front
- Hind hoof interference stopped with improved breakover in front hooves