Originally Posted by Patty Stiller
And just an FYI I have never seen a heel that was still too forward that could not be lowered safely without invading TRUE sole. It generally means there is still dead sole in there that was not removed. And not ALL heels have to be ALL the way back to widest part of the frog line. If they are within 1/4" of that line as viewed from the sole side they are considered OK.
Usually that is seen in hooves that are naturally extremely low angle with low pasterns as well. The back of the frog in those cases will offer plenty of proper bone support.
Thanks for that Patty. I have had a friend of mine mentoring me in trimming. I have to take over my percheron mare's care because finding a farrier to trim her is getting to be pretty impossible....or at least one that will do it properly or without wanting shoes on her. I will now be taking over her trims.
My mare has a hard time holding her feet up for long times and at high levels, especially her rt hind, which I believe she has some old injury aggrevating her.
My concern is that when she was first taken out of shoes, that possibly, her heels were taken down too much at once? I'm not sure. She has extremely thin sole and flat feet. Her frog was protruding way above the sole too at that time. That was November.
She was trimmed the other day. She had a bunch of sole exfoliate after we had some rain. I still wonder if her wall is taken too far down. Not sure.
If her periople is growing down her hoof more in the back than the front, does that mean her heels are trying to grow down faster than the toe since they are too low?
In the video you posted, I'm wondering, at the break over point....should you rasp away the toe callus there? Or does it not matter since the sole is distorted from having such a long toe?
My mare would not be able to stand that long for me to map out her foot, at least at this point.