3 Tools Your Farrier Should be Using: Part 2-Angle Gauge

The Angle Guage

The angle gauge has to be held tight to the foot .

This checks the angle of the foot compared to the ground, front to back. Like toe-length explained in part 1, both fronts should be the same angle and both backs should be the same but the backs may not be the same as the fronts.

We don't want to walk with two different heights of heels on our shoes.  Also the horse has 7 joints between his coffin bone and  his elbow. Being two different angles can put stress on their joints.
I like to check angles on both fronts to see if there is any difference before I start. This gives me an idea if I should take off toe or heel.