So the proud expert that I am, having trimmed my own horse an entire two times, came across another issue during the last trim.
Looking over pictures I'd taken once I got home, I saw to my shock and horror that I'd trimmed the two fronts at different angles. One is lower than the other. He wasn't sore, I have videos of him a few days after fart-bucking like an idiot with his pasture mates. Anywho, both heels were trimmed by what looked to be live sole (waxy white, clear tubules, etc) and to just about where the periople ends, so I need a bit more to go on for heel height it seems.. and of course there's 20 websites with 20 different opinions. Many say to make the coffin bone "ground parallel" but then I found one that said to make it just shy of ground parallel, because when the horse steps, the whole leg/ankle dips down and it is at that stress point that the coffin bone should be even with the ground. That makes sense to me from a not-over-bending the DDFT perspective.
Thoughts? How do you other trimmers know what the heel should be brought back to? What angles do you aim for, roughly?
Ugh... do I post a picture and suffer the wrath... ... okay. I'm going to be a bit more aggressive bringing back his toe next time, and bring a **** ruler to make sure his heels are the same height on each foot.