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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Really happy with this trim! Before & after.

I posted before about our new minis feet. He was just trimmed today and I think they look fantastic! Such an improvement. Still working on getting that toe back and his heels to widen out but definitely an improvement. What do you think?

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P.s it was really wet today, please excuse the muck

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 02:46 AM
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They look really nice. Maybe a little short, but nice.

Other than being a tad long, I didn't think they looked too bad to begin with. I mean, I don't see any real issues there. He looks to have nice healthy feet. The frogs are nice and wide and I don't think the toes are particularly stretched. Heck, I think they look wider and healthier than my full-sized horses feet. So don't stress, they look good!

(Maybe what you are seeing is that they have a more elongated shape, almost like a mule's foot. But I think that is just the shape of his feet. They don't look contracted. On the contrary, the heels are wide and healthy looking in my opinion.)
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It is an improvement and you're right that his heels are a bit tight, but they aren't too bad. It'd be nice to see more concavity in the sole, but the frog is nice and big and the sulcus looks good. There's a lot of white line separation, which you need to keep an eye on as he could develop laminitus. Can I ask why you had the toe rolled so much?

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! His frogs actually look alot better in the pictures than they do when I look at them in the paddock. I think its because his feet are so tiny it makes his frogs look tiny too. But yeah, photos help to really put it in perspective.

The farrier rolled the toe, I don't know much about trimming so I left it all to him. Im pretty sure its to tighten up the stretched white line. I should have taken some photos from the side, I think the roll looks more viewing from the bottom than it actually is. Thanks for your imput though guys! I really appreciate it.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 08:39 PM
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Firstly OP, they look OK to me, tho with only the one angle, it doesn't give too much away. If you want to take critique pics, check out the link in my signature for some good tips.

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It is an improvement and you're right that his heels are a bit tight, but they aren't too bad. It'd be nice to see more concavity in the sole, but the frog is nice and big and the sulcus looks good. There's a lot of white line separation, which you need to keep an eye on as he could develop laminitus. Can I ask why you had the toe rolled so much?
I don't think it looks like his heels are 'tight' or contracted. Concavity in the sole develops with foot health & is an individual thing, so not all horses/breeds should be as concave as some.

'White lines' don't look actually separated to me, but are obviously stretched, mostly at the toes. This can be *because* of laminitis. That is the reason why the toes needed to be brought back so much, to relieve the leverage pressure on the laminae that the excess length causes.
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