The "bad trim" was the first trim he had after his accident. He is usually very good about picking up his feet but I did warn the farrier beforehand of the situation and how I didn't know how he was going to respond. Henny was having none of it that day. He'd pull his hoof away, back up, rush forward, and pivot to get away, then be standing calmly about to fall asleep the next. I know the farrier did the best of his ability and never once got frustrated or angry, but I guess in all that chaos he was trimmed incorrectly. I believe too much angle was put on the hooves, stressing out his tendons.
A bit after that, I noticed him off on his right hind. Knowing that dex has been associated with laminitis, I phoned the vet and we brought him in for a checkup and stopped the dex then and there. The farrier was there for the checkup and after watching his gaits and assessing his feet, they both knew why he was off. So we scheduled the trim for the next weekend and the farrier shortened up his toes and got him standing a lot better in just one session. He's scheduled this weekend for another trim and I can take before and after pictures then. He'll be scheduled to trim every 4 weeks for a while. Which is good anyways, his hooves seem to grow surprisingly quick.
I do remember the vet saying that he measured the HEALTHY hoof wall. Since the laminar was pulling away from the hoof wall, he measured what was healthy and those are the measurements. While some of the measurements may not be critical at this point, my vet showed me what would be present in an ideal hoof which I really appreciate as I know what we need to work towards. I'm not sure when we'll be taking radiographs again. Maybe after the next couple trims to see how we're coming along. He'll be going to the vet next Saturday for acupuncture so they can get a good eye on how he's progressing so far.
There on the tips of fair fresh flowers feedeth he; How joyous his neigh,
there in the midst of sacred pollen hidden, all hidden he; how joyous his neigh