Background: Lacey is a 27 year old Arab mare. We've been doing the whole "barefoot" thing for about 2 years now.
She's generally very comfortable on her feet and gives no thought to cantering, trotting, or anything else on gravel/asphalt/concrete/softer surfaces (however we don't canter or trot on anything harder than gravel because that seems foolhardy). We do most of our riding on asphalt and gravel as well.
She's on a 6 or 7 week trim schedule and she's actually currently due for a trim (gonna happen next week).
The reason for these pictures is that she's been ending up very lame (for her, she's a very very stoic mare) after every trim starting about last April/May. After a trim, she's hardly comfortable walking on hard dirt where pre-trim she's happily cantering on gravel. After a trim, any thought of riding on gravel is out because she trips all over trying to avoid ouchies. Even walking/riding on asphalt is uncomfortable for her after a trim.
I'm going to talk to my trimmer about it next week before she starts to trim and see what she thinks but I'd like to get your thoughts on what you see as well.
My trimmer never trims sole or frog so it's not that... However, speaking of frogs, her's look super weird to me... They aren't thrush-y, I don't think (no blackness/bad smell), but they are really weird looking...
Also, sorry about the lack of hind foot pictures. None of them wanted to not be blurry. On the plus side, her ouchiness seems to be in the front.
All four from the front:
Front right, front view:
Front right, sole:
Front right, side:
Front left, front view:
Front left, sole:
Front left, side:
Left back, side:
Right back, side:
Confo shot so you can see what we're working with:
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And sorry about all the links (I hope they work!) vs real pictures, my photobucket has imploded (it decided that mobile mode is all the time mode) so I'm trying other things and DeviantArt seems to be the most useable so far... :/
And sorry that her feet aren't super clean, it's muddy here again. Lame.