Originally Posted by Cherie
I see no indications of any lamanitis or founder --
There are different ideas and perceptions of it, but how high the hairline rides up around the pastern - or alternately how 'sunken' the bony column is in relation to the capsule is one indication that gave me the idea.
I wouldn't be willing to say anything at all specific about trimming from just that one pic, but I'd think it a fair bet there is nowhere near 1" excess wall on the ground surface(sole's probably flattish). I imagine there may be closer to 2" to come off the front end tho!
If it were not for poor care, he looks like he has really good feet. For being this long, there is no dish, no broken out nails, no cracks; they are really solid and strong looking feet that have survived in spite of everyone.
Yep & it's often these stoic horses that 'never have a problem' but then 'suddenly, out of the blue, for no apparent reason' mysteriously develop the worst issues!
People need to be more educated about the big picture, not just wall integrity.