What Is the Mustang Roll?

It’s not what your horse does after you give him a bath.  It’s not how he gets fresh dirt on his back.  It’s the natural rounding of the edge of the hoof that occurs in free-roaming horses and burros.

Here are two examples from the Virginia Range.  The rounding of the edge eliminates what’s known as a ‘stress concentration’ in engineering work.

A sharp edge can be susceptible to cracks.  Your farrier probably rounds the edge with a rasp when he trims your horse’s feet.

Next time he visits your ranch or barn, ask him about the mustang roll.

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