New trimmer: the After pictures

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    11-04-2013, 06:02 PM
New trimmer: the After pictures

All right, here are the Afters.

Trimmer said she wanted to be conservative (especially for the flaring). But she did say all the right things, so that was a first for me. Would've like to see some more stronger bevelling for the flaring, and actual attention paid to the bars... But she seemed knowledgeable and willing to talk. I was a little reserved so I didn't say anything but next time I will.

I'm happy because it's better than his previous farrier. And unlike before, I think I can learn to top off this kind of trim. She's certainly the best I've found in the area after a looooong frustrating search. So as long it's something that's not doing him worse, I can learn to finish up the trim as needed.





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    11-04-2013, 06:10 PM
Very weird looking both hinds but especially the right hind. It isn't near flat to the ground.
If that is the best you in your area I am sorry.
    11-04-2013, 06:17 PM
Excuse my question but...
I am guessing this is a natural hoof trim?
Why is the entire hoof wall not level with the ground but have a arch in the side?
I know a "bare" foot will flex or so they say...

I'm used to seeing either a shod foot and hoof prepared for that or a just regular trim done, no shoes....

Can someone explain please...thanks.
    11-04-2013, 06:20 PM
I am curious as well.

The 10th picture seems to have WAY to much off a side bevel on it. I have read for barefoot trimming that that is supposed to be there, but that seems like way too much.

I'm not that knowledgable when it comes to feet, but that didn't look right to me. I feel like most of the foot should generally have even loading all the way around. Maybe someone else can comment.
    11-04-2013, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by churumbeque    
very weird looking both hinds but especially the right hind. It isn't near flat to the ground.
If that is the best you in your area I am sorry.
If you're talking about the quarters being 'shorter' in relation to the ground, they're not meant to be even with heel & toe & that they're regularly left that way is why quarters are so 'prone' to flaring. There is no 'rule' about how much to 'scoop', some feet need to be pretty flat, some need a major 'scoop'. You let the sole plane of each hoof tell you what it 'wants'. Generally hind feet have more of an arch to fronts.

I think it's important to address those toes, esp hinds, more assertively. Did someone mention already? Also the lateral toe quarter of the left fore is still very messy & looks uneven, needs to be dealt with better.
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    11-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Doesnt look like a whole lot was even done looked at before pics there isnt much diffrence.
    11-04-2013, 06:45 PM
Why is the entire hoof wall not level with the ground but have a arch in the side?
because in a Bare foot is it OK and desirable to follow the arch in the sole .(unlike in prepping for a shoe in which you have to have the foot very flat) The amount that it arches up in the quarters is individual to the foot..more natural arch in the sole= more arch in the lower edge of the foot. But there is no need to go as extreme as in that hind foot. If you don't follow the arch in sole at the sides of the foot at least a little, it will soon chip out on its own anyway.
    11-04-2013, 06:51 PM
I thought it seemed a little extreme, particularly that right hind. But hopefully it shouldn't cause problems?

I'm willing to do 'finish' up the trim as needed... well, willing to learn to try. What is essential that needs to be done still? (Bars, that much I can see, and I know I could do).
    11-04-2013, 06:53 PM

Think I got it...still learning more about this "barefoot" trimming.

I have a fantastic farrier and am hardly present when he does my horses feet.
Shod, barefoot... no problems ever have I encountered. No cracks or breaking/chipping and no flares... I am blessed and I know it!!
Trust him completely...he is trying to work with me to teach me but we seldom see each other for a lesson.
    11-04-2013, 08:24 PM
I like the LF and the LH more than the RF and the RH. The LF seems to have a nice bevel , where as, the RF does not. The LH seems to have a more reasonable arch and a better roll on the toe than the RH. I understand that all feet are different, and you have to trim each foot as it's own. But it seems like she has a different *technique?* on each hoof. Different scoops, different bevels, different toe rolls. None of the pics show M-L balance. Is it okay?

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