Originally Posted by Patty Stiller
Given the hoof history as described and how the hoof used to collapse on one side, I can assure you that what So I guarantee if someone just started taking those those hideous feet forward on a post and removing the flare without changing the sole plane balance the horse could still be barefoot, be sound and have have decent looking feet as a bonus. I have done it myself many times on dozens of horses with feet just like that.
Apparently not, when this hoof is trimmed
as you suggest the horse goes lame, it simply needs that edge to balance an issue higher up (the owners have tried and experimented with many different ways of dealing with it). It just seems that we as humans are programmed to think that a certain shape (usually symmetrical ) is how hooves should be, even when the horse actually grows something different and achieves it's own soundness.
I can honestly say that I believe the owner of the blog would say that she can guarantee that the horse needs that shape of hoof, and she knows her horses and is extremely successful at dealing with horses that are facing the bullet if her rehabbing doesn't improve things as all other options have failed.