My horse Hidalgo had injured his hind leg in March. He couldn't bear weight on it for about a month so I couldn't do his hooves and I'm not strong enough to support him. He is ok now and I was able to do his hooves. I'm still learning how to trim hooves myself. I have never really done his hooves since he always had nice ones being ridden and running around on his own but since he couldn't do either the past few months his feet have grown.
I'm still learning on how to trim as I started with Sahara and will also show her progress.
I am still reluctant to do a lot at once because I'm afraid to over do things but was thinking of going for
Or would that be to much?
This is Frisky's Hooves, I'm sorry it rained as I was doing them
Sahara is the one I made threads of before. I think she is doing much better. I was told to be more proactive but a bit confused as if they are referring to me doing her hooves more often or doing more each trim.
This Morning, I did her hooves between May 2 and today but was afraid doing too much at a time.
I found a bruise?
I was reading up on sole callus. I noticed my horses hooves are not concave especially near toe area but have read that the horses sole thickens where it needs to and I should leave it alone. I also see in videos of people taking off the sole but it comes of easy and flaky. Mine seem to be more firm and gummy like. Is this something to worry about? I live in a humid tropical area. Rainy season just started. Since she has a flare forward does that change my approach? Also not good to file hoof wall from top?
My old thread
How are these Hooves?