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    05-12-2011, 09:23 AM
His frog is just doing what it's intended to do -- growing to meet the surface upon which it bears weight! You should be pleased that he has what appear to be healthy frogs, as often shod horses suffer from contraction and sad little frogs that don't get any weight-bearing or stimulation.

Your farrier can trim off that little extra flap of frog next time. And why does the shoe overlap the heel so far?
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    05-12-2011, 09:40 AM

Ok I took more pics this morning in the pictures there a nail in the crack that's in the hoof in question.Hopefully this helps to see what iam seeing.Everybody on here is soo helpful and nice you guys are great.
    05-12-2011, 09:48 AM
If you compare this side to the other side of the hoof, you will probably see that both grooves are the same depth, only the side you're worried about has a flap of extra frog hanging over it. It looks weird because the shoe doesn't end at the heel on that side. I'm not sure if there is a practical reason for this shoe to be on crooked, but maybe ask your farrier next time they are out. You can see that the shoe ends at the buttress of the heel on the left side, but curves beyond on the right.

The flap of frog is nothing to worry about but as I said, you can get your farrier to trim it off next trim.

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