Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I agree w the other posters, the backs do not look as bad as the fronts and I, too, do not understand the reasoning behind the excessive rasping all the way up on the fronts. The position of the shoes relative to the hoof wall looks "carefully done" and thought out, but it is what is above the "bottom" (I.e., the rest of the hoof) that I am not sure about. Perhaps if I heard the thinking behind it - I could follow the reasoning. Shoe or no shoe, the front toes are still flaring out "forward" , but then again the shoes are positioned "behind the bevel" so as to speak which I am guessing was designed correct the position of the break over. But, I am not a professional. I don't think these tootsies would have been the easiest "challenge" to address and would have taken stages either way (barefoot or shod).
It could be the photo or pigment or just my imagination...but does she have blush rings right below the coronet band? Just curious.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.