I need some opinions on this shoeing job. I love my farrier dearly however I am starting to wonder if he's slacking off because he is so freaking busy. Mare has been over reaching lately and ripping shoes off which is not like her. I am considering switching to the other farrier in my barn.
Both farriers do hot shoeing, my current farrier does "natural balance"
Front Right, which is the foot I have the most problems with.
Front left(which I apparently forgot to take a front on shot of, will do tonight)
I have never seen that kind of shoeing job before, severe square on the fronts, over hang & snubbed as well, new to me. I don't like the heels at all, to me shoeing like that encourages contracted heels, but I am not a farrier so I could be wrong. The trim at the back looks like toes are a bit too long. Personally I would have gone with clips on the fronts and not left so much empty shoe hanging out the side. But again, I am not a farrier so your farrier might have a reason for it that I don't know of. Posted via Mobile Device
I don't know much about shoeing, so I hesitate to say anything. I can say what I SEE, but don't know if that is a good or a bad thing, so can you forgive me if I say something stupid or obvious to a knowledgeable person?
The front shoes seem wider than necessary, and though they are set back, with a large "mustang roll" on the front, the overall angle is maybe on the low side. It does not seem to match the pastern angle well. I think you can have a snubbed off toe and still have a hoof angle that is too low/long.
The backs of the show seems to almost pinch the frog, but again, I really am only stating what I see, not knowing if this is normal /desirable or not.
If the front angle is too low, this might slow down her break over and cause her to clip herself from behind.
I also notice that both back feet seem to have a slightly convex shape to the hoof; a kind of "hump" to it (viewed from teh side). What does that mean? If anything.