Hinds wearing faster
I'm finding this a bit curious and wonder if others experience the same thing. My horse has been barefoot for 4 months. For reasons contrary to everything I've read, the hind feet are wearing more than the fronts. While I have to take a rasp to the fronts almost weekly to keep knocking the hoof wall down, the hinds maintain this perfect beveled edge with no help from me.
Every piece of info suggests that a horse at libertly will carry 60% of his weight on his fronts. If that's true, why do they experience so much less wear? Do front feet grow faster? Do hinds wear faster due to their more upright angle? Are the front feet just pushing out hoof wall faster to compensate for his more flatter and sensitive soles? I'm starting to think that horses are rear wheel drive, and once they're in motion, the hinds are doing all the propelling and the fronts are just there for direction.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.