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    03-22-2012, 12:07 PM
Ok now for the left rear...

Left rear heel 1

Left rear heel 2

Left rear sole 1

Left rear sole 2

Left rear outside 1

Left rear outside 2

Left rear toe

Left rear inside
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    03-22-2012, 12:12 PM
Right rear...

Right rear heel 1

Right rear heel 2

Right rear sole 1

Right rear sole 2

Right rear outside 1

Right rear outside 2

Right rear toe

Right rear inside 1

Right rear inside 2
    03-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Right front...

Right front heel 1

Right front heel 2

Right front heel 3

Right front sole

Right front outside 1

Right front outside 2

Right front toe

Right front inside 1

Right front inside 2
    03-22-2012, 12:19 PM
And some body shots...

Left side body 1

Left side body 2

Right side body 1

Right side body 2

Front 1

Front 2

Rear 1

Rear 2
    03-22-2012, 12:21 PM
What are the bell boots for?
    03-22-2012, 12:31 PM
When we put the shoes on on sunday she was "clanking' the front shoes with her back feet, and while I don't think she'll pull a shoe, i'd rather put the bell boots on as a little extra safety/precaution. No other reason than my piece of mind honestly.
    03-22-2012, 07:02 PM
*bump* :)
    03-22-2012, 07:47 PM
Not a bad job. I think it could have been a little neater but it's not terrible. I probably couldn't do any better. It's going to take a while to fix those feet but this is at least a start.
    03-22-2012, 09:26 PM
Thank you kevin. I'm expecting a year to have her feet in a much better condition and i'm okay with that. As long as she's not in pain i'm okay with taking the time to work her feet back to where they need to be. I've started her on a hoof supplement as well. Whatever I can do I guess.
    03-22-2012, 11:33 PM
Hooley dooley! I'd be definitely wanting xrays for those feet, fronts at least & afraid I don't agree with Kevin that it's a good shoeing job at all. I'd be looking for a professional experienced in *successfully* rehabbing serious founder too. Of course it's up to you to do your homework & decide whether conventional rims are a good move, but I wouldn't be putting them on in this case, at least until her feet are in far better shape.

BTW, considering how many pics, it would be helpful to reduce the size of the pics, so it doesn't take forever to view them. I didn't wait around to see all, but think I've seen enough. I have reattached some of your pics, edited with lines(& reduced size) to illustrate what I see/think is wrong.

It seems that invariably the toes have been left long, to varying degrees. The left fore seems perhaps the worst & seems HUGELY run forward. **However, to illustrate the difference it makes to see hooves from different angles & how tricky it can be to get a true idea from pics, the inside side shots of both fronts don't look half as bad as the outside side shots.

My lines on the LF side pic illustrate approximately about where I estimate is parallel to the dorsal surface of P3 & therefore approximately where breakover should be. I'm estimating this from considering the pastern angle, the angle of the top half inch of the hoof capsule, the length of the hoof from the heel bulbs and on the solar shot, the length of the frog in relation to the length of the foot.

To keep it simple, green lines are approx where I estimate the hoof wall should be & blue lines are how I'd work towards achieving it. I'd do this mainly with a strong bevel from the ground surface. While it's impossible to be precise in pics, I'd estimate it's somewhere in the region of the inside of the shoe at the toe on the LF - where the outside of the shoe should come to.

The green line on the RF sole shot shows both the 'should' & where I'd bevel/set shoe to. The other straight line on sole shot show that it appears the shoes aren't set squarely - there should be equal distance on either side of the midline of the frog, unless there's a good reason for such imbalance.

The toe shot of the LF shows the quarter flaring & how I'd bevel the ground surface to deal with it, to prevent further mechanical force perpetuating it. The horizontal lines show that the foot is imbalanced medio-laterally too(side to side). You can also see the heels are unequal in height in some pics too. Depends on the whys & wherefores of the imbalances as to whether & how quickly it should be corrected.

The heel shots show how high the heels are & how removed from use the frogs(inc. DCs) are. The shoes add to the height difference. As mentioned, it is probable the heels can't be reduced suddenly & frogs are likely too weak to support proper use, so I'd be using frog support pads(or if shod, using Vettec or such to fill the gap) in order to allow comfortable stimulation/use to begin developing some strength in them. Considering how shallow the soles are at the front, I'd also want to protect/support them with padding too.
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