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        04-10-2013, 04:56 AM
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    critique, my trimming

    My big filly has very good feet. Lovely and hard, very sound, no cracking and very little chipping. [she has been living in paddocks with rocks in, so a bit of chipping doesn't surprise me... she's stabled now though due to a friend's horse being on box rest, he needs company]

    Now, I've been trimming her for the past 8 1/2 months that I've owned her, and she did come to me with very nice feet. Her previous owner was a professional farrier and very well respected, if a little rough with the horses.

    I just want to make sure that I'm still trimming her reasonably well. She does have slightly flat feet but I don't know how much of that is because a lot of dead sole has been held in due to me being unable, for a long time, to trim back her bars [she is difficult about her feet at times and used to be impossible]. Even now it's difficult. My hoof knives are very sharp but her feet are SO hard that it takes all my strength.

    I only took photos of her nearside fore, I've just been trimming the foot to the foot since I've had her but for a few months I had to let her hind hooves go completely because of pain issues so now I'm working to bring the toes back on her hinds [fronts are good, I think], they've run forward a little bit. But the fronts are pretty good. A little small, but good feet overall.

    To the more experienced trimmers out there, is there anything else I could/should be doing for her fronts? I'll get some photos of one of her hinds [they are the same as each other] and get thoughts on that soon, but I don't like to do anything really drastic... I'm not very confident, because I'm not very experienced.

    These photos aren't straight after a trim [hence they're a bit grotty, but the foot was picked out], but it's only a day or two since I last took a few mm off. Oh yeah and don't mind the over-reach mark, I think I need to bring back her breakover??

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        04-10-2013, 05:06 AM
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        04-10-2013, 08:19 AM
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    Nice feet! I do think they're a bit long in the toe, could do with bevelling back & that the sole is probably thin at the toe, not filled in. The angle & shape of the toe & the depth of the sole at the apex of the frog gives me that idea. Heels may be a bit high, depending...

    Assuming the feet were totally healthy, it would depend on the environment as to how short I'd have the walls - soft, yielding footing walls can be longer for eg. But on hard footing, I might keep the walls at or close to sole level, as you've mostly done. The toe is strongly bevelled but if they're stretched forward, as they appear, I'd possibly bevel it a bit more.
         
        04-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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    Thanks :) will keep all of that in mind for future trims :) She does have lovely feet, I can't take the credit for them as she came to me with beautiful feet that had been cared for by a very well-respected farrier.

    We are on mostly sand with some rocks, her box is bedded with woodchip at the moment. I did take a little bit more heel off after I took the photos as I wasn't quite happy with the heel height, and yesterday I did as much as I was comfortable with towards bringing back her breakover a bit.
         

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