Here are pictures of the mare's feet after a different farrier trimmed them. This was done, yesterday. After observing the mare walking around she is still favoring that right front leg (white foot) a little, but not as much as she was two weeks ago. The one photo that has the red circle shows the spot where it opened up an abcess. By looking at these photos, I think I have noticed that we finally got that heel up off the ground and things pointing in the right direction.
The mare is out on pasture, as there is no stalls to keep up horses. Her pasture mate is the little red heifer that is shown in my avatar.
** IS there any improvement? IS this what a "Barefoot" trim is supposed to look like? Do you think that it will take time to actually get her back to normal?