Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
That is pretty nasty. The Fox Trotter not trimmed? Trimmer is ******ed. It's good you felt you needed advice. And those horses are stunning!
The FT needs a really good trim that backs up and lowers that the toe. A toe should not have a bend or a crease in it's profile. And does not need a long toe , especially if you trail ride .
The Percheron. Are his toes rolled but not the sides? His toe looks rolled. It looks like he's balanced side to side because I don't see any jamming up of those horizontal growth lines.
He toes out. You can not fix this after they are a baby. If you try to fix toeing out, your horse will have a shorter useful life-but his feet will point forward. Let him toe out, and don't let anyone tell you that they can fix it.
I don't know how the Percheron looked 4 weeks ago. And there's nothing wrong with asking any trimmer or farrier to ROLL the edges. On the sides, it would help those feet stay together and not flare.
Last edited by princessfluffybritches; 07-18-2013 at 06:33 PM.