On a healthy foot, heel and toe grow from the coronary band to the ground at the same angle; when the angle of the heel is less than that of the toe (making it look flattened out), the heels are considered "underrun."
What if, by feeling where and when your horse picks up his hooves and places them on the ground, you could better influence his body? Learn how to figure out when and where your horse is placing his hooves so riding in your saddle becomes more comfortable.
A healthy horse's hoof can withstand winter temperatures very well, but if your horse has hoof problems, the cold can take a toll. Your horse may begin to move more stiffly, even when he's not on frozen, uneven ground.