Sara, yeah, I usually don't look at threads that already have a heap of replies, as I imagine it's all been said already, and I waste too much time on this forum anyway!
Re swelling, sorry missed that bit, only skimmed the replies. But after rereading, possibly odema, sprain, strain....
Photo posted w/ description would make me think founder w/ high degree of rotation (poss 20+ deg). Maintain sole depth and remove heel, just not so much as to overload DDFT. Sounds as if your doing fine.
Glad that was your thoughts, because that was basically mine too. Why I included it was because it all looked quite obvious to me(I know can't gauge specific measurements without rads), yet master farrier(had dealings with other horses from that one too
) and vet both had very different opinions.
As for "farriers being bad", that wasn't the statement.I wanted examples of bad things farriers do. Troll hasn't been fed.
OK, maybe misunderstood, but this pic was an illustration of the farrier's trim style - high heels, dump toes, thin sole, pare frog.... yada, yada. So I don't get what your troll wants on the menu??
It was mentioned that the coffin bone should have a flat plane w/ the ground. On average it generally runs from 0-2 deg positive. Try putting a club foot at zero.
Agreed. Even if *ideally* that hoof on that horse needed to be 0 degrees, if it's much out from the 'ideal' now, &/or the heels are weak, it's likely to cause more harm than good attempting to force the issue.
As for NVA or NPA (depending on your orientation
) Hard to determine w/ currant pic's. Only rad's will say for sure.
Agree too. Was just trying to explain it was a possibility given what I saw.
First trim; use sole plane,reduce the bars and heels, roll the toe as much as possible, leave all the sole. Hope he don't need shoes because I'm sure that rad's will show rather thin soles.
Sounds like we're on a similar 'plane' bnt!
Now signing off to finish getting ready for my course... 'see' you all next week!