My friends recently got a Percheron and although we are all experienced horse people none of us have owned a draft before. I have looked at draft feet in the past but did not pay a lot of attention because their care did not apply to me. I only remember thinking "Wow, big feet!"
This Percheron looks like his feet have not been well cared for and he has some flare making his feet irregularly shaped in the back especially.
My two questions are: (this one seems silly) Drafts are supposed to have normal-shaped feet in the front and back like regular horses, right? So our goal is to get rid of the flare and make them round and/or ovalish like a regular hoof?
And...I notice that the walls are proportionally much thinner in comparison to a regular sized horse's foot. Meaning if a smaller horse had a quarter to half inch thick wall, are draft horses supposed to have an inch-thick wall ideally? Or does their wall stay thinner in comparison to the size of their sole? Hopefully I worded this so it makes sense.