Wares, my first cut out of a sole (or last) tells me if I need to sharpen my knife before I continue. A dull knife will take out chunks/divets like so..and it just makes the farrier look bad for not taking care of his/her tools of the trade.
Atleast, I think that's what you were asking, lol.
But, looking again..They didn't even knife out the sole where I'd expect it to be knifed out if they were going for artificial concavity (totally different to what I was trying to explain when I mentioned adding a smooth concavity to help the hoof out a bit). It seems to be deepest right in the center between the wall and the frog, not closest to the frog.
What I was saying by adding a bit more concavity while smoothing it out is how I got Alahna back to being sound in the pasture and not gimping when the farrier I was using did a hack job. I took out the bruised sole enough that it wasn't extremely too thin, but it was keeping that sole off the ground enough that the small rocks in the pasture didn't continue to bruise an already terribly bruised foot. I guess it depends on your pastures as to if you can do that or not to give some sort of relief, especially to a front foot that is forced to bare weight, as opposed to a hind that they can cock up and get some relief for a bit. My explanation if what I meant by adding some more concavity while smoothing it out, not sure if it reads like I intend it to though, lol.
I bet if you carve a bit more sole out that there'll be a substantial bruise within 2 days of the trimming unless your footing is all soft with no rocks or hard ground at all.
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