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        05-31-2008, 12:11 PM
      #41
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    Originally Posted by SonnyWimps

    I did look at the sites and they did help

    The last trim was the first Friday of this month (the 2nd or 3rd I believe it was...not sure of the number but I know it was the first Friday)

    Every 6 weeks he gets his done....I asked my farrier if he should be getting it done sooner or later and he said no 6 weeks is fine. I don't plan on getting them trimmed any later....earlier perhaps if something happens...but not later

    He does in the front (both feet) I really haven't looked to see if he does in the back, but I think he does.

    Hmmm....actually have some side photos taken the other day....
    I know his heels were really long when I bought him....that's why I didn't keep the same farrier
    Both the pictures below were taken in the arena with the footing so it may be hard to tell. I have noticed Sonny's heel hasn't been as long when I first got him, so I think he's taking it slowly so it doesn't bother Sonny.



    ^^Made it upside down because the "Horseforum.com" covered the feet
    Sounds good, The arena pics are hard to tell due to the bottom of hoof being IN the dirt. So, you can see that the heels are being lowered and I think you said the frog is getting in better shape(wider) hoof expanding(widening) etc.. I know a couple of mine are taking forever to come around.. This is where tweaking at 2 week intervals would help but normally I don't get it done either and it's too costly to have the trimmer come do it that often for just a bit of rasping.
         
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        05-31-2008, 04:00 PM
      #42
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    I'll try to get some pictures of him just standing on the cross-ties that way there'll be no dirt so I can get a clear view of his hooves...if not I'll lift his hooves up and take side shots

    His frog is definitely getting wider...before I bought him they'd put shoes on him every summer so he's getting used to being barefoot all year around. I had the farrier come out early this month and he kinda looked at me funny after we were done as if to say "what? No shoes" hehe

    Would the heel length be longer if he had shoes on? Or are they supposed to be the same?
         
        05-31-2008, 08:21 PM
      #43
    Weanling
    Just thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in. The arena shots may not show what the hoof looks like, but your horse is leaning a tad forward (the shoulder shot). This can mean there's something in the back of his foot that's uncomfortable, or in this case, it could just be the footing making him stand funny, or you set him up funny.

    I'd like to see a shot on concrete or something firm that you just stop him and don't "set him up" to pose. Just a natural posture.

    The hoof pics of most recent, show he's got plenty of heel/bar and sole to come down without making him overly tender, of course you can't say for sure until you see it in person. That being said, if you trimmer is bringing the heels down incrementally, I'd rather see that than being overly aggressive in jerking them down in one trim. The real indicator will be after the next trim, if your horse stands with his legs more under him. His feet didn't look too bad in the shots you provided, there was some tweaking I'd do, but again, in hooves that are due for a trim anyways, why wouldn't there be something to "tweak"? LOL

    Oh, and I'm the prego trimmer that works for AppyT !
         
        05-31-2008, 08:41 PM
      #44
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    Here are some pictures...there's aren't set up...I just snapped the pictures when he stood still


    I'll get some better pictures on a harder surface tomorrow

    Only problem is most of the hard surfaces aren't flat

    I don't set Sonny up at all for the confo shots...I just take them and he happens to be fairly lined up

    I think my farrier is trying to take it slowly, but I'll take before and after photos of Sonny next time he gets his hooves done
         
        05-31-2008, 08:57 PM
      #45
    Weanling
    No, he's not leaning forward in this shot. He looks club footed in this one, but I bet your farrier/trimmer will take it down some next trim. Some horses just have more upright feet anyways, and looking at the sole shots compared to this one, your horse may always have a more upright foot.

    It's a great sign if you see his frogs are looking more resiliant (and "meaty" as I call it) from when you started. It means he's using the back of the foot properly, and he just needs some height taken off to get the balance right.

    Would definitely like to see befores/afters of the next trim! Keep us posted!
         
        05-31-2008, 09:19 PM
      #46
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    Well I think being on the footing in the arena doesn't help...what's club footed? Can you show a picture?

    I don't believe he is or else I'd hope my farrier and the vet would have mentioned it
         
        05-31-2008, 09:45 PM
      #47
    Weanling
    Not a true club foot, in this case, I just mean that the heels are really upright out of average range. A true club foot would be from a overly tight tendon, but sometimes the term is used just to mean upright, which is how I'm using it. No need to panic! Sorry about that!

    AppyT's gelding, Abe, has what I call a club foot, but it's not a true club, either. It's just more upright and narrow than his other front foot, likely from the way he was shod previously.

    The arena is not helping to get an accurate pic, but again, he's looking a little high heeled anyways.
         
        05-31-2008, 10:00 PM
      #48
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    Originally Posted by barefoothooves
    Not a true club foot, in this case, I just mean that the heels are really upright out of average range. A true club foot would be from a overly tight tendon, but sometimes the term is used just to mean upright, which is how I'm using it. No need to panic! Sorry about that!

    AppyT's gelding, Abe, has what I call a club foot, but it's not a true club, either. It's just more upright and narrow than his other front foot, likely from the way he was shod previously.

    The arena is not helping to get an accurate pic, but again, he's looking a little high heeled anyways.
    Well when I got him he was heel high..and I think Joe (my farrier) is slowly transitioning them down to a good level...I think hehe
         

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