Detrimental to hoof integrity, soundness, and joint health!
Identifying and addressing flared hooves is critical to maintaining long-term soundness and joint health. Flare leads to uneven hoof loading during the impact and stance stride phases, which leads to increased torque on joints.
Flare can usually be managed and further eliminated within two or three trimming appointments. In some cases, flare may be severe due to conformation or congenital deformities and must be addressed every trim. Flare gone wild can lead to quarter cracks, white line disease, and lameness.