Thanks Trinity! I appreciate it!
I'm not sure how to do hoof mapping without a hoof knife but I looked up ELPO hoof mapping and I think I understand the concept (trying not to get stuck on semantics! Haha).
The one part that's really confusing me is that in all the ELPO diagrams I've seen, there are "before trim" lines way above the WL (makes sense) and "after trim" lines that appear to be inside the WL (doesn't make sense)... I was under the impression that the WL was something you should not cross, ever, but then these diagrams seem to be saying "cross it!". Haha
Maybe I'm just misinterpreting what I'm seeing?
Mapping is for me, anyway, more a visual thing than actually doing it. Take a good picture and start drawing on it. That's really neat.
The WL - yes I go right back into it on my girl's front. She has a tendency to grow very forward and rasping back into the WL is the only way I can keep her going. I don't go beyond the WL though; just into it. To me, it's like a dog's claws, if they are too long, cut as far as you dare before hitting the quick and the quick will retreat.