A lot of Walkers seem to be trimmed to have much longer toes than other breeds. I've seen some with hardly any heel at all. Nearly all are in some kind of shoe.
Since I keep mine barefoot, would there be any harm in working the shape of his hoof back to "normal" or does he need to have a longer toe because of his breed's anatomy?
The main reason I'm wanting to change the shape of his hooves is that, because of how long the toe is, they splay out and crack badly faster than I can keep him trimmed.
Assuming it's ok to trim him back to a normal shape, what's the right way to explain what I want to the farrier to make sure I'm saying what I mean?