Originally Posted by NorthernMama
I'm not trying to fix her toe out, but I do find it makes it more difficult to keep her heels even. Or maybe it's that one side grows faster than the other. I dunno, but it's not as pronounced now as it once was. Or at least, I like to tell myself that.
When one side/one heal grows more than the other it is because the hoof is not bearing equal weight, suggesting that you're not getting the foot properly balanced from the start, so that it's always a bit out and then gets more out of balance by the uneven weight bearing. The after trim picture shows that the heels are not right yet.
The only other time you get uneven wear/growth is when you have a lameness issue. It doesn't have to an obvious head bob. It can be a jammed shoulder, a stuck neck, a crooked breast plate, a dropped hip etc...
In terms of your apex...if the frog is currently undiseased, hits the ground it's entire length, and in the process of healthy regrowth, then presumably it will regrow at the apex.