I agree AKPaintlover and Vida. It all depends on your terrain, what the horse "stands" in all day, and how much movement they get daily. Vida- I think their hooves look great! Taking off too much of the frog would much them ouchy over that rock. As for the bars, they will naturally file themselves down, so you can't take too much off. I think your girls hooves look GREAT!!!! I'm very jealous actually! I just got a QH for my daughter. She's had shoes on for a while. We pulled the shoes off and have begun the process of getting her a little more Natural! (All of our horses do the natural BAREFOOT trim.) We purposely put gravel, stone, sticks, etc in our pasture for them to grind on.
Keep in mind, folks, if you are getting Thrush, it's because of a fungus that is hidden somewhere and needs to be treated. ToMorrow (dry cow)is a great product to do this! It comes in a shot type syringe (without the needle) and it allows you to really get into those difficult spots...Kills the fungus, in turn killing any thrush...I keep it on hand at all times!
I am owned by:
Reign- 6 yo Rocky Mountain gelding and Turista- 6 yo Paso Fino gelding...the loves of my life!
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