I just went back to my old farrier after a year of lost contact. He trimmed Thunder up nice and everything, but then I saw a gal who boards there and her horse had a beautiful natural barefoot trim as she called it where the hoof was rolled or smoothed around the edges. Thunder has nice hard feet. However the farrier said that he found a spot where he had an abscess that had popped and healed itself. I was like huh??? How did I miss that? How did he get that?? Anyway, Is there an advantage to the barefoot trim? Should I be looking for anything when my farrier trims as far as length of toe and heal? I know nothing about this, but just started getting concerned, with no valid reason, just that I don't want any future problems. Sorry I'm a little naive when it comes to feet.