When there's no farriers left? After reading about hooves and general care and what they should look like (with room for differences due to comformation, work, environment etc) While I can't pronouce half the words, I've concluded my current farrier, regardless how good everyone else says he is, isn't that good.
They just are not health looking, dead sole, flares, bull nosed, huge cracks, contracted heels, over grown bars and fronts have concaved walls.
While they need a trim soon (I believe well over due but no one will come out more than once every seven weeks), they shouldn't be this bad. I've been walking her on hard packed dirt and it's worn down her toes some to half way up to her hoof wall. No pictures, they don't come out well and I have no flat place to get good ones.
Problem? There's no farriers left. This is more of a venting thread but really any ideas would be good.