Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
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Well, you left quite a bit of hoof wall hieght. It should be somewhat "even" w the sole (equal height) all the way around, not graduate "higher" toward the heel as these do. It also appears as if you did not use the back side of your rasp (finer side) to smooth outer wall. It also appears (hard to tell for sure) as if you rasped the outside wall "down" w/o actually beveling from the bottom w intent - and rounding the resulting edge.
It looks as if trimming the wall a bit more, especially the heel, would leave the frog to low (or high, however you look at it...below the hoof wall). That would bother me if it were the case. But, the horse looks drafty, and it seems to be a common "construct" in their feet (large frogs).
The bars look like they are on their way to laying over, so I would address that.
Overall and in general he looks like he has healthy feet., IMO.
And, looking back at the second picture down, you can see it is a bit out of balance. If you even the walls it should be balanced - unless he is not straight "above the hoof", which I doubt is the case.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Last edited by Missy May; 02-03-2013 at 02:16 AM.