I have a 3 yr old racing filly to shoe Mon with the above problem. I started shoeing her last Oct. First day I saw her she was sound but had Flat feet and crushed heels with kk degree race plates on shod slightly short. She has extremely upright pasterns and flat feet, I have never seen an x-ray(I will have one Monday) but quite obviously broken back pastern axis. I shod her with a size bigger regular KK es race plate and equipak and the foot improved a little, equipak was removed at next shoeing as they don't want it when racing she went on to win first two races then a cup race which qualifies her for the biggest race of the year in 6 weeks. I was home for 3 weeks at Xmas and a local guy shod her again, just before I returned, short with deg plates, I was asked to look at her last Mon she was 3 1/2 weeks shod and was lame on the RF heels are completely compressed back into the soft tissue, bulbs are extremely sore and strong pulse. I pulled off the shoes and shes now on stall rest til Mon when I have to try come up with some way of getting her back training ready for the race in 6 weeks. The whole racing calendar revolves around this race if she cant race there will be heads rolling! Im thinking of putting a pair of alu century supports with welded heart bar insert, there is no reaction to testers on the frog or was toying with the idea of riveting two 3 deg pads together and putting under a bar shoe to try get digital alignment, with a beveled toe form apex forward. There is no hoof to play with so any mechanics have to be ground into the shoe and has to be alu. Please keep in mind I do not have access faarrier supplies out here I cant even get aluminum bar stock. Anyone any ideas for getting the heat and pain out of the bulbs quickly? She was poulticed but vet thought moisture wasn't a good idea would only soften the heels more.