Originally Posted by Cherie
Then, the second thing you see are a lot of hooves that are rounded up completely from the 'top'. If you set a horse's hoof up on a stand and rasp off the sharp edge of the hoof, you sort of 'round up' the edge but you mostly just thin the wall.
I find it easier in my old age to use a hoof stand, but you can still round from the 'bottom' as you mention with the foot on a hoof stand. I agree with your statement about thinning the wall to much...this can actually cause cracks in the toe area due to the stress on a too thin wall.