This is her right after I bought her, November 2009. Are the heels the same here or is this a problem created by the farrier? We have used several trying to find the right one and the guy I am using now does all the natural trim stuff. How do I help her. BTW she is woozy in this picture she just had dental work done. Thanks!
I will say it is definately created by the farrier. When I rescued Hunter he had absolutely no heels and walked totally wrong and his front legs were twisted. Then I found a fabulous farrier who has been working with them for the past year and now he has heel and his legs are straight. I will see if I can find comparison picts.
I am paying $50 a trim every 6 weeks for her. I thought I was doing the best for her. Does any one know if the natural trimming has lower heels for a reason? I of course want to do what is best for her. Thanks for the help. Could I tell my farrier now to keep heels longer or would you reccomend someone totally different?
Thanks Streakin - He is my bud and has been through a lot
Where are you located Tamara? I pay $35 for a trim and she does an awesome job. Maybe ask your current farrier first and if they don't see any problem with the way she looks now then definately try a new farrier.
Be careful. Just because someone uses words like and "natural" or "barefoot" does not make them an excellent farrier / trimmer. A bad barefoot trim can do just as much damage as a bad shoeing. There are great barefoot trimmers and great farriers but not all of them are created equal just because they fall into one of two buckets. :(