Below are pics of her right front. The 14th nov one was taken after I trimmed a small (relatively speaking) piece off of the right (in pic) bar that extended clear to her hoof wall, and a piece of the left bar that had grown into her frog. The bar material over the toe was extremely hard. I did manage to get most of the same "blob" off the left front toe during the past week. As I pared the "blob" down I became unable to tell if I had hit sole or was still slicing "bar". It seems as if it would be easy to determine; it is not.
The other pic below is post trim. I think their is still a "cross-section" of bar over the toe area. But, I am afraid to remove this material b/c I think the overgrowth could have compromised the sole beneath it, and I don't want to "thin" it further if I am wrong. I asked the farrier about it and he said the bar had just grown in with the toe callus, it was not that big of a deal (I think he meant it wasn't quite the "emergency" I made it out to be), and that he sees it often and that she has good feet and that "that" (see slick looking area in after trim pic) was her sole. Well, I have never seen bar overgrowth to that extent, but I am sure he sees a lot more feet than I.
Soooo, do you think I should take more "sole" (what I think is remaining bar) off in the toe callus area, let her go for a bit, or???