Originally Posted by Spotted
Its easier to give advice if you showed before pic's. People on here can actually draw on your picture to show guidelines.. I really like loosie and a couple other people on here to get advice from. Maybe start there. Have your plan and see what others think, before you nip.
But I'm not asking about my horses feet specifically for this question, I wanted to know if other people have done trims by nipping to sole level, then rasping the bevel - which makes sense in my head but I've never seen it done. But then when I thought about it, that means if the sole isn't level, the trim won't be. At the same time, since you don't want hoof wall touching the ground and creating that leverage anyway, you may as well nip and then bevel, and I suppose if the sole wasn't exactly balanced you could knife or rasp it down a tad... that makes sense...
So, what I'm saying in that wall of text above XD is that no matter what, you'd need to go by the sole and correct it if it were imbalanced, .. so why not nip to save time.