Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Okay, my initial "visceral" response to the visual of the farriers work is - ugh!
I agree w another poster, there is no reason to have shoes that ill-fitted. They would make me nervous, to be honest. As bad as the "before" feet were, they had a few good things going for them (from the pictures, anyway). The angles weren't nearly as bad as they "could have been", for example. Cracks are bad, but I think a lot more trimming and shaping would have benefited him (e.g. Arrested the cracks, and brought back the toe) far more than what was done.
I am glad he got some attention, but good farriers are hard to find. My advice is...keep looking.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.