Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches View Post
Looks like there is a part of sole in the toe area that may be making ground contact and the pressure hurts. See how smooth it is compared to the rest of the sole? See if you or someone can trim that down so she's not walking on it.
NOOO!!! ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DO THIS!!! At very least without a LOT more to go on and a very knowledgeable farrier/trimmer. It is unclear from just this one pic(need a range OP, see link in my signature for tips), but it could well be the reason the sole is on the ground is because P3 is hiding not very much higher. You absolutely do not want to remove any of the little protection that's there. You would only ever trim sole, esp at the toe, if it is obviously in great excess.
Granted, could be 'false sole', could be too much - while most horses rarely need sole trimmed, mini's can. But on face value, I'm guessing that's not the case here. She has high heels, the walls have given way - saddler, they don't 'wear away' at the laminae, they become weak due to mechanical force, frequently combined with dietary & infection issues.
If all 4 feet are like this & lame, then while it could be solely mechaincal, it sounds like laminitis & should be treated as such. Provide soft footing &/or foam pads where necessary for her to be comfortable, take her off all rich food & feed just hay in a slow feeder, and get onto a good vet & farrier *experienced in successful founder rehab*.
See ecirhorse.com & barehoofcare.com Also is that Leeton near Griffith? If you would like me to see who's who in that area, I could PM you if I find someone good?