Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
Out of alignement in its barefoot form....hmmmmm you means P1, 2 and 3 are not aligned properly, P3 pointing up?
Don't know of course how your farrier trims, but the toe should be reduced and well rounded, breakover set back where it belongs so the sound hoof can grow out. Pics would help, tho, if that's possible Posted via Mobile Device
You are definitely relatively new to the forum! Anyone who has read my numerous posts on my barefoot journey knows that I have went through 7 farriers who all claimed to be the best, but not one of them could trim a horse for *hit. It's how my horse ended up barefoot. I just plain gave up trying to find a good farrier. I know where the breakover should be, and I have xrays to confirm my trimming has been accurate over the past 6 months, but getting a farrier to actually take your information under advisement is an entirely different manner. I told this guy EVERYTHING I wanted done, where the breakover should be, toe length, heel height. I had the feet mapped out like AAA. Did he listen to me? Of course not. Why the hell would a farrier listen to a client?? They already know everything there is to know. Why would that stupid woman who has owned her horse for 5 years and knows everything about him know how to trim him??? Are you beginning to get a picture of my experience with farriers?
As for the low foot and the boney column, P3 is in good position, but it's attachment to P2 is slightly broken back. The bones are actually touching at the upper end and will eventually cause problems long term if not addressed. PA is currently 0. This being an eventer, the vet would like it to be a slightly positive number to compensate for jumping which I agree with. I tried for 6 months to get foot to grow heel while it was bare. We kept the toe short and kept dragging the heel back. Every time it would just grow back in and run forward resulting in the same relative height. I plan to take another whack at it once the shoes are off, but for now I'm stuck. I'll see if I can dig up some pics to show you where his feet were right before the shoes.