I futuritied (barrel racing) her this past year and she came up sore at the last futurity. I have always had fronts on for summer and in her 3 yr old year she had sliders on the back and this last year she had rims on the front and regular shoes on the back.
I had a chiropractor come out who also does thermal imaging. She got pictures of the whole body and my mare definitely needs some work done on her back end and spine, but she also has problems with her feet. If any one is interested in seeing those pictures just let me know. I would be able to add the full report tomorrow morning.
I am very seriously thinking about switching to strictly barefoot trimming and see if that will work in the long run. I have always shoed because either she was too sore to ride outside, or else I was running barrels and believed that she needed shoes for traction. The more I research barefoot trimming, the more I like the idea and can understand what the merits are to keeping the foot natural to the horse rather than putting shoes on.
Here are some pictures of her hooves from December 11th which was 2 1/2 weeks after a trim. Please let me know if these pictures are ok or if I should get different ones. The first 8 are her front left, next 7 are front right, 7 hind left, 7 hind right, and 4 body shots (body shots aren't that great, sorry).