thank you for your input!!! i have had such a problem finding a farrier who will trim a mini. oh Cash is coming up on 4m july 18. my first concern was that he would founder quickly like the broudmares he was with. this lady was just a crazy "breeder". i wish that i could have taken all the animals to better homes. so rasp his hooves every week until his heel is shorter? i completely understood whay you said by looking at Tiny's hoof. thank you.