I don't have pictures yet but I will try to remember tonight. So the ground has been mostly ice for the last month. I haven't been able to ride hardly at all and when I do it is a walk and maybe if I'm lucky a bit of trotting. But Lizzy has now squared off the toes on all 4 hooves. In fall it was just the front and when the farrier was out we determined she will need to be shod in front all riding season due to her wearing faster than they grow, she had also worn a flat spot on the toe on the bottom.
Well now it is all 4. Farrier will be out on the 30th at 9 weeks. We usually go 8 but due to scheduling issues can't until 9 weeks this time. Figured it wasn't a huge deal because we really can't ride. The backs are practically worn to the line. There really isn't much of anything to trim from any of her hooves. She is also only outside for 6 hours a day unless bad weather than she stays inside. So if it is the ice she really isn't on it to much.
No lameness or anything of that sort. She also is never on pasture so she gets a vit/min supp year round. So I wouldn't think her hooves would really grow slower in winter because her diet stays the same.
So my worry is that she will have to be shod on all 4? I really don't want that to be. Boots are out, we ride way, way to much to mess with that. Plus we do riding thru variable terrain. Please tell me you think this is because of the ice and I won't have to shoe all 4.
PS: I am impatient and can't wait to hear what the farrier has to say so I'm asking here first.