One principal task of hoof orthopedics is the restoration of hooves to a physiologically sound shape. In this, the best possible angle of the hoof walls is of great importance. This right front hoof serves as an example for the severe consequences of slanting walls which were not corrected.

The coronary band was squashed and irreversibly damaged due to the adverse effects of the hoof’s mechanics. Now, the corium can only produce horn of a lesser quality, but even though the horse cannot be used for riding any longer, it is sufficient for pasture life.