This was a farrier switch. The previous farrier had been letting the toes get longer and longer to where I was afraid it would put stress on his legs. One one foot, the toe was twice as long as the apex of the frog. I understand it is only supposed to be 1/3 longer?
We're doing shoes on Friday. I'll take a look when he takes the shoes off. It did make me nervous seeing how much he took off. I am concerned the white line was compromised a bit. He did not give a reason for the setback. I'm just assuming it was to shorten the toes and bring the angle back into line.
This farrier stuff is very frustrating. Between a few barn switches and a few bad shoeing jobs, this is my 5th farrier. Everyone does it differently. It's really mind blowing how they all justify their way of doing things as the correct way. Ideally I would like to have him shape the foot first and then put the shoe on, but I don't want to step on the guy's toes. In the whole grand scheme of things. I really don't think I've ever noticed a big difference in the way my horse moves no matter how he's trimmed.