So, the picture thing isn't going to work for me at this time. I need to get a friend out to the barn with me to help. I keep taking pictures of the top of my boot or my thumb.
When I look at the soles, the white line (which is dark pink) is right up to the edge of the hoof at the toe. I don't think she could trim off anymore than she has without actually going into the white line. She did have to cut away some infected white line on one of the quarters of the rear hoof. There is still a significant hole there but it doesn't contact the ground anymore.
My horse's heels seemed painful to me. I got her a pair of Easy Boots Epics and used them today. She does walk much more normal with the boots on. I only got the boots for the front feet as I really wanted to see if they worked first. I may get them for the back as well. She is a size 1.
I am treating the white line disease with ACV and Thrush Off. It is the non toxic thrush medication. I have been getting her feet done about every 2 weeks right now. At least until they are more normal.
Her diet now consists of bermuda grass pellets soaked in water with soaked and well rinsed beet pulp pellets, aloe vera juice (pure), ground flax, probiotics "liv bac", Trace minerals, and Biotin. I also give her Bermuda grass and Alfalfa in her freedom feeder.
I am want her to lose 100lbs and also build up some muscle. She was reluctant to walk much without the boots. With the boots she is much more willing. So, now I can increase her excersize and I am sure that will help. She is only getting about 2 small carrots a week now.
The farrier that put her in the wedge pads back in Feb. text me to see if I wanted him to do my horse since it had been a while and she would need to have her feet done. He then text me after he had looked at her while he was at the ranch doing some other horses. I was not there at the time. He text me about 5 messages stating that he was very dissapointed that i had removed the shoes and that I was going to be causing her long term damage etc. He said her feet are very difficult and not normal and that she was not being done right. Then he said he hoped I wasn't "mad at him" for telling me so.
I haven't replied.
I think that my horse will be okay. I think she probably does have hard feet to work with. I wish I had never put shoes on her when I got her. I really thought at the time it was the "right" thing to do.
I am looking foward to getting her moving tomorrow. Maybe?