I was comparing this set of pictures to others in my photobucket from our prior farrier and it made me sad to see how much his frogs have narrowed/shrunk over time. What is it about shoes or farrier style that does that?
I did a bit more today (sorry, no pics), mostly just making sure that everything was evened and smoothed out from where I got tired. I was working off of the advice from Untitled Document
with regards to rasping the quarters, where he tends to flare and chip using their recommendations. After spending a little more time and looking closely to make sure I identified the white line and inner and outer hoof wall and rolling the edges based on that rather than just what was left after his trim, his feet look a bit less oddly shaped than initially.
I don't have a hoof knife yet, and I'm kind of scared to do anything with his heels.
I don't want to make him sore! As of now he is sound in pasture and in our arena and field, but a little sensitive/cautious over gravel. I expected that and think the 'correct' thing here is to just give him some time and keep exercising and riding on surfaces he is comfortable on, right? I certainly don't expect him to be a rock crusher in just seven days after three years of shoes, but I am pleased that he seems so comfortable otherwise.