Originally Posted by Missy May
If it were me, and this is just non-expert me...I would get out my hoof knife and carefully remove the sole just from the seat of corn to see where the live sole "really" is on the heels of the fronts. It just looks likethey are a tad high, not "way" high. At least you would know for sure how high, if at all, they are.
Funny you should mention a "peak" . My friend's hooves were turning into pancakes that were wider than high (timely trims!). I've rolled the edges a bit and the hooves are staying together nice. I did take a peek and removed a tiny piece of sole at the seat of corn and the sole was quite thick. I'm not doing any more because she has a farrier.
She was quite upset about the "hole" I left. I told her I needed to see how thick, and I told her it retained dead sole and farrier should remove it. She's still kind of upset. I wrote down things for her to look up on the internet to see what I'm talking about. Never thanked me for removing the chips and some of the flare. Oh well!