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    01-31-2012, 08:18 PM
Yes, we did do the absolute bare minimum 10 days ago when the shoes were pulled. While he isn't sprinting around his paddock, he's been walking around just fine so far. Today he walked on pavement, concrete, sand ring and even gravel with no problems. I do agree that a more productive trimming needs to take place since both feet need to be cleaned up. I was going to wait a few weeks, but since he's doing this well, I think sooner is better. Watching him walk around finally landing heel first tells me he's ready for the next step.

Trinity, in regard to the pancake foot, he is a classic high/low. Farriers have neglected to manage it for years. Part of the reason I went ahead and did the fronts was since his low foot has crept so far forward, his heel is no longer under his base of support. The goal is definitely to get that foot back under him. I'm confident my barefoot trimmer can get things back into line.

Thanks for all you input everyone. Hopefully the next set of pics will show "wow" results.
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    02-01-2012, 12:03 AM
Agree with both of the above. I would also tend not to do much immediately after pulling shoes, but wouldn't leave it more than a week or few before starting to make changes. I wouldn't actually worry about that rim of sole/lamellar material -wouldn't trim any from the ground surface now, but I'd bevel the wall back to/near it.
    02-01-2012, 02:27 AM
Puck, when you are taking pictures, make sure to get a good heel shot...just for me. LOL It will make me smile to see that hard contraction relax.
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    02-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by Kimmylikestojump    
Puck, when you are taking pictures, make sure to get a good heel shot...just for me. LOL It will make me smile to see that hard contraction relax.
Taking next set of shots on Sunday. Frog is already starting to spread out on the high foot. I can't wait to see the heels too! Feet are growing so fast the nail holes are almost grown out already. He offered to trot today and went around mildly comfortable a few laps before coming back to walk. Grazed a little after our walking on all surfaces and he actually grazed with both front feet even instead of low foot out front. I am so impressed with my horsey. He just like me...loves to prove everyone wrong when they tell him there's something he can't do. Trimmer's coming out in a few days to do the next adjustment.
    02-01-2012, 09:35 PM

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