Originally Posted by Goosey
Should I try and trim them myself now?
How much understanding do you have of the principles of hoof balance, etc? What sort of ground does the horse live & work on? What choices of other trimmers do you have in your area? Could it be that the feet were more out of balance or such & the trimmer has improved the situation greatly, but being the first go &/or horse has had long term imbalance, this is the best you'd hope for at this point? - IOW, regardless of it looking like an imperfect eg, with only these few pics to go on & not knowing what the trimmer started with, I wouldn't just jump to blaming them, without more info at least.
So, how do I get rid of the flared quarters?
I'd *likely* keep them at sole level from the ground surface & bevel the flared areas on a 45 degree angle or such, to where the footprint 'should' be. BUT it depends & the heels are part of the problem, which depending on specifics, may also be best not lowered much further *for now at least*. But as we've said, don't have enough info to advise specifics. There are always ifs, buts & maybes too, so learning about hoof function & such will help you understand better how, why, why not... More pics with different angles could help us suggest a few more specifics though.