Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
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Well, good effort, and I am sure it is hard to do in the cold and all.
As for the after trimming "right", it needs a lot more wall taken down, and it won't "hurt" her to take the wall down all at once to just above the sole (I noticed you said you didn't want to take to much at once).
Ditto for the left after trimming picture, although you seemed to have taken more off of it, but still quite a bit more to take from the quarters back. Now they are out of balance (one longer).
In both feet the bars are laying over. Nip that in the bud and get them squared away.
You did not smooth or bevel the edges, they look like a chip waiting to happen. And it is hard to judge the heel balance of either hoof from the photos - so, no comment on your effort to ensure they were balanced...even if left way to long.
It is hard work, so don't dispair from my comments. I am just being truthful - for her sake you need to get the walls down to an equal distance (around about 1/16th an inch) above the sole, the bars addressed, and bevel and smooth the edges.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Last edited by Missy May; 02-26-2013 at 12:58 AM.