Originally Posted by Trinity3205
A very strong toe bevel will also be necessary to allow the toe to rotate forward as the alignment is regained and the back of the foot raised. Make sense?
Makes perfect sense.
I have even a few times had to bevel into what appeared to be sole but was actually stretched wedgy toe from being pulled forward so long.
I have a feeling we could very well bevel that foot (the other foot too) a good inch back and think the "mushy stuff" the trimmer is rasping into is just stretched line. I'll let her make that call and be sure to put a good bevel on that toe.
Also, It is very important to get the bars trimmed back so they end near the middle of the frog before using the sole guard. You can get little do it yourself packs of soleguard. Its pretty easy to apply with a decently cooperative horse and a helper. Just watch the video and be SURE to dry the foot well with a hairdryer or a heat gun before applying or it wont stick.
That soleguard stuff looks really cool. My horse a good boy about standing, so that should be relatively easy to apply. Now I just have to find some.
Loosie, I understand he doesn't look that great right now. It took 10 years and 7 farriers letting that heel slide forward over time to get him into this mess, so I'm not expecting to get out of it in under 3 months. His feet are starting to speed up their growing, so hopefully these modifications will put him in the fast track.
I'm finally starting to really grasp what needs to happen. Hoof trimming is kind of like algebra. Lots of fancy terms that make no sense until it all clicks.
Thanks again folks!