Okay, so these aren't going to be the best pictures, but they're good enough for now. I trimmed on Sunday and it took almost three hours. I gave him a loooot of breaks, pretty much whenever he wanted to put his foot down I let him. I wasn't in a hurry and wanted to keep him as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately I don't have videos this week. Apparently "just click the button and it will record" was too complicated for my friend to follow.
Not so good before picture. He was visibly lame on his RF this go around. Not too bad, but he was definitely favoring it.
I apparently had a helper this time. His name is Sharkie
Bad picture of his RF. One heel curled under on ALL of his feet.
Sharkie telling me what I need to do next.
Heels done. I also backed up the toe just a teensy bit. The little bitty hole on his outside heel towards the toe was a pocket of blood. It didn't bleed cause it was dry but I was done taking his heel down. The picture may fool you, but his heels are a good 1/4-1/3 inch taller than his sole. And as you can see, his frog is non-existent. His heels are the teeniest bit contracted but now that they're trimmed back it should open up(hopefully - may be too late to change)
His right hind. You can better see the curled under heel and how high they are compared to his sole.
Sorry it's blurry! (I told you they were bad pictures)
Right hind done, left hind next. I went back and rasped his toe up cleaner and tried to rocker it to give him a better breakover. I'm actually pretty proud of how well I did on rockering the toes lol
Left hind. Again, from the ground I rockered the toe to give him a better breakover.
A picture kinda sorta showing how I rockered his toes. Look how short his feet are now! Craziness, huh?
I unfortunately could not do his LF. The second I picked it up, he backed onto his haunches and when that did not alleviate the pain, he tried picking up his RF off the ground. So two legged horse = cannot trim. Poor guy. I can't blame him. His RF is his worst and after having your heel dig into your sole for who knows how long and then be expected to stand on it? I just couldn't. So his LF did not get done this time around. We'll figure out a way to get him comfortable enough to do it because it definitely needs done. I don't know if I'll be trimming him again this weekend or if I'll be waiting until I see the rads before progressing. All the stuff that grew out is receding very well so I may wait a couple weeks so I can take off a bit more at once? We'll see! Like I said, sorry for the horrible pictures.