Need some input on wall at quarters
My trimmer is away on a family emergency, so I'm on my own for this one. As most of you know, my horse has one high/club foot and one low/flat tire foot. This question pertains to my horse's flat foot. I have made a bit of progress getting the heel tubules to grow down instead of forward, so it's starting to take a better shape overall. It was still very flat and a few trimmers recommended leaving the hoof wall a little higher rather than keeping it rapsed down to a mustang roll. I've been doing just that, and just this week, the old dead sole on both feet suddenly shed off in huge chunks revealing some very nice looking healthy sole underneath. In an instant, the flat foot became a concave one. I was thrilled for about 3 seconds and then saw a problem. The problem is, the sudden depth has conflicted with the higher hoof wall at the quarters. Now instead of a gentle blend fron the inner hoof wall to the sole, I have a nice separation crevace between the wall and sole. I'ts only about an inch, but it is compromising the integrity of the hoof in that area. I rasped it down as much as I could, but can not go any further since I'm near the sole level and a lip/separation is still present.
Here's my plan. Vettec superfast. Use it to fill in the crevace until a thicker tighter hoof wall can grow down to meet the new sole. Think that will work? Any other ideas?
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