01-18-2012, 05:50 AM
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Need other angle pics to tell much about balance, flaring, etc. But it does look as though the quarters have been left a bit long for what she wants - farriers often do a flat trim from heel to toe instead of following the sole plane. As that's where the problems are, I'd take these areas right back, roll them well & if necessary, open them up a bit, to better treat them.
It's hard to tell from that angle pic, but it does look like there is very little if any wall height above the sole at heels & toes and continuing to rasp the ground surface of a thin soled hoof can indeed end in blood. But bevelling the disconnected/stretched wall to approximately where the (rolled) healthy footprint would be will help relieve the flaring & enable it to grow out without touching the sole depth or otherwise getting close to live tissue.
You mention the excess toe wear is normal for the horse, which could indicate heel sensitivity. It's important to treat thrush here, including cutting off any daggy or diseased frog tissue, but otherwise I think the frog's best left alone & the way it's been carved, if that is a regular thing, could make her 'tippy toe'.
If the vast majority of your paddock is dry, I wouldn't think one puddle is a problem at all.