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The first and most important point about Navicular Disease is: ITS NOT TERMINAL. With treatment and care, the large majority of horses that have a diagnosis of navicular disease can be managed and returned to their previous level of performance.
A horse diagnosed with navicular disease is similar to that of a human athlete
with bad feet. It does not mean that he can never run again. What it means is, that he has to be aware of the problem and take special care of his feet. The same is true for a horse with navicular disease. The most important management you can do for your horse with this type of problem is stay on a consistent 5-6 week shoeing schedule.
This video talks about:
1. Pastern angle alignment
2. Length of toe versus height of heel
3. Proper shoe size.