Ok guys, I did the scary thing and went all the way back to the white line (even a little past it on the left front) on her fronts.
I know I still need to do take down her heels quite a bit (and after watching that ELPO video on Youtube, I thiiink I know how to go about that...) but the consensus seems to be that the toes are the main area of concern.
I really focused on just bringing them back in line with her pasterns and did nothing to the rest of the hoof.
*fingers crossed that they look better*
I thiiiink they look somewhat better. Obviously still stretched forward but I'll bring them back again in a week and hopefully that'll be the ticket.
She was licking and chewing as soon as I put each hoof down so perhaps she approves.
And I got a better full body picture for you. She really IS that butt-high.
I guess one thing that I'm concerned by is how her hooves seem to be SO tiny for her body size. I always thought they were relatively proportionate when I was using a farrier (admittedly, not great farriers, farriers that created lots of flare and other issues) but now I'm starting to wonder. Is it normal for hooves to just "shrink" like that? Haha
Ok, new pictures:
(the angle of this one is somewhat misleading I think)
(still needs some real work - this is the one that went back into the WL)
(it really is unbalanced like this - need to fix that!)
Full body shot:
Thanks NM! That's a really good idea. I tried mapping it today, just visually, and it was hard. Using a picture is brilliant.
Thank you Trinity, that really makes sense. I feel better about things now. Really appreciate your help!
I had hoped to hold off with the hoof knife until post-Christmas when I have more money but it sounds like it's a more pressing issue that I thought. I'll get one asap.
I really appreciate the help!