When the entire hoof is way too long, you can't see the flare from the underside. You also cannot tell if the bars have folded over, laying flat against the sole, which happens in a too-long hoof, which tends to look like thick, thick sole. If it's super hard, like bar, it's bar.
Hardness from hard to softer: Wall, bar, sole, frog.
Hooves all seem way too long, and way out in front of the internal structures of the hoof - bone, ligament, tendon, vascular capsule, laminae. Think: thick-soled clown shoes. Hard to walk.
Last edited by coffinbone; 08-18-2013 at 02:29 PM.