| ||For farriers who like to nail in line with the coronary band, it is important that the toe nails can be driven higher up the hoof wall. On horses with a normal hoof conformation and strong walls it is easy to achieve this with correctly punched nail holes. |
On those horses with lower heels and slightly flatter feet, a good result can only be achieved by adding more pitch to the nail holes. By punching the nail holes at an angle equal to the angle of the hoof wall, it is easier to drive the toe nails higher up the hoof.