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post #1 of 25 Old 01-13-2014, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Critique/Progress on this barefoot trim?

I know that his feet aren't all that bad but I am determined to find the right farrier to give my 19'year old Haflinger a proper barefoot trim. Every farrier I've used takes off all the hell and leaves the toes so long. Well, hopefully this new farrier checks out, so far I like her ALOT. But, others opinions are very much welcomed.

I'm going to post pictures of when I first got him when his feet were OK. Still not great but hell of a lot better then when my old farrier took over and completely took off his hell and left his toe too long. So this is a progression/critique thread for whoever would like to join in.

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These pictures are from around August from when I first got him. His feet weren't the best but were a lot better then how my farrier left them recently.









Here is a bad picture of how long his toes were recently before i had this new farrier trim him.


And here is his new trim that was done on Thursday. I know we aren't back to normal yet but little by little she is fixing his feet. (I hope!!)

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Right front-





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post #2 of 25 Old 01-13-2014, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Here's two more images of his right front



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post #3 of 25 Old 01-13-2014, 02:26 PM
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Hi. You Haflinger has beautiful feet with nice healthy walls and a very nice frog. You said these feet are in the progress of getting back to proper balance. I think the last trim has been a big step in the right direction. (RF) She looks like she is moving the toe back. The right medial side looks a bit high. The hoof is trying to grow out at it's desired angle and M/L balance as you can see in the top inch of the hoof. Under that, it looks like it was left higher, and may have pushed that heel bulb up. I'm glad someone cleaned up the frogs and rolled the edges. She could have done more, but I don't fault that because it's better than taking too much. I can't tell if the sole has any concavity around the apex of the frog, if not, I would have exfoliated to live sole to start it off. Still looks like the trimmer is going in the right direction!
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Hi,

Really need some more/different angle pics for better accuracy. Can't comment on the one whole horse(legs) pic, but the early & current pics look similar in many ways - a bit long in the toe but bevelled to 'back up' the breakover. Early pics appear more run forward & also heels look a bit high, looks like they've probably been left too high before that trim too. Obviously frogs have also improved a lot - environment, climate change? - but recent pics they have a carved look about them. I suggest frogs should not be trimmed except to remove daggy &/or diseased tissue generally. BUT if you go look at Fluffy's hoof thread & the huge difference in apparent balance when she uncovered the *true* frog apex, I think especially the left fore, the frogs may be a little stretched & giving you a false idea - think they can come back a bit more. *But as said, don't take as accurate with only those pics to go on.
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Here are pics with the top pics being the newest. (He was trimmed again Saturday) and the bottom pics are from 4 weeks ago when he was last trimmed. (Didn't mean to get him trimmed so close together but am trying to get on the same schedule as my friend at the barn who also uses the same farrier)

I'm not sure if I'm happy with the most recent trim. I feel like heels are too high/toes still too long. I will have to grab more pics later but here are the ones I have. Again, top pictures are the most recent trim and the bottoms are from 4 weeks ago. So kinda a side by side comparison.



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Looks like you're on your way with him. Still looks to me like trimmer could do more, with toes at least, but she's also addressed those quarter flares.
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Lookin good. It's nice when pictures show improvement!
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Thanks guys! How does his heel look though? Not too low/high? I am going to get more pictures tomorrow if I can remember :)
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Definite improvement and 4 weeks between trims is just fine, especially when you are trying to get those toes back.
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I don't know much, but from my limited knowledge, it looks better than before. I don't think the heels are too high, as long as they are even.
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