The arab mare I recently got needs some corrective work on her fronts. I can't get pictures but ill describe them the best I can. First of all she had shoes on her fronts. Then she injured her leg and the farrier wasnt able to do anything with her fronts. Just a month ago he pulled her shoes because danielle didnt want to pay for them anymore. Instead of trimming up her much over due feet the farrier just pulled the shoes and left them. Now Bause is much overdue. Her toes are to long and her angles are wonky. She has a nice natural heel hight though. They are not terrible. She is not lame but does need some corrective work done. Also it has been proven in the past that her front feet need shoes on the current terrain. She is notorious for breaking off her heels an not her toes...thus the long toe and natural heel and wonky angles. I think she would do fine barefoot if kept up better...but if that is not the case I will gladly put shoes back on her.
My question is: If she need some serious corrective work should I wait until her feet are mostly corrected before putting any more shoes on her? I mean that way they could be trimmed an monitered better...and I could also see for myself if she actually really needs shoes on her front or not.
Im going to talk to my trim guy about her and have him come do her feet...im not very fond of the farrier danie uses...he did a half-ass job on my gelding once that pissed me off...it also irritated me that he just pulled bause's shoes an didnt trim her. I would have handled this a while ago but she wasnt mine until recent and she still lives at danie's house.
All im asking is if I am in the proper state of mind here on get her trimmed an corrected and see if she really needs shoes or not...