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  1. #1
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    Default Corrective shoeing

    For those of you who have horses that have intermittent upward patellar fixation:
    How successful has corrective shoeing been in helping the problem? Has it made a big difference, or not much of a difference at all?
    TIA
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    We tried eggbars, wedges, shoes with trailers, rolled-toe shoes, and aluminum shoes (because they are lighter). All made him much worse so I have kept him barefoot behind ever since, and as long as he stays in work and I make sure he always uses his hind end properly (back round and hind legs stepping briskly under and not getting left behind) he is perfect!!! I don't think that horse's stifle has slipped in years. It used to slip 20 + times per ride when he was in shoes.



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