12-08-2010, 10:06 PM
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I agree that there is still flaring on the sides. Compare the right side of the right front hoof to the left side of the same hoof. Print out the pic and draw a line on each side. I think the toe could be shorter, esp on the right front, but the angle is a bit off so it's hard to tell. Look at the angle of new growth (about 3/4" from the coronet band) and the rest of the hoof should follow that for the sides and toe.
I do think there is something off with the heels. Since you are dealing with an issue already, you may be well on the right track. I think it might be that given the history she needs to fill in her front sole so you can bring the heels back more, but it's so hard for me to see it. There are other people more experienced here, maybe they will chime in.
I agree as well that you probably could have more roll. Maybe not as much as Vida's, but more than you have.
Also, sole and rear view shots help. Best to do pics on concrete, asphalt or wood if you can. Remember to look down the bottom line of the hoof when you are holding it up to judge your level from side to side, esp at the heels. (Can't tell from the pics of course.)
One of the best ways to judge your own horses feet is to print out pics and draw all over them. It's absolutely amazing what you can see in a picture that you don't see in real life.
All in all, decent job from what I see. Lots and lots of horses would be soo much better off with a trim like that.