Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
i'm not a farrier, but in my op her toes are still long, if they were trimmed back and filed for a mustang roll, she'd have no issues. Usually when a farrier trims, they use a flat trim just like they would to put shoes on a horse, so it leaves the toes kind of long. Her hooves look great. Which would explain why you saw all the cracking and splitting. JMO
I would try the rubber shoes, or boots, or try to find a natural hoof trimmer who can do a mustang roll. You could even learn how to do touch ups yourself if you have the time. Good luck!!! P.S. Even if its costly, if it saves your horses hooves, and causes less stress, then i would give it a try...
I have a lot of sites and books on what shoes to do horses hooves, if you would like to see for yourself. (why i'm totally against shoes JMO)
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Last edited by Elizabeth Bowers; 07-10-2012 at 08:24 AM.
Reason: forgot some info