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    02-08-2009, 06:09 AM
Please Critique my TBs barefoot trim!

A few months back I posted a critique of my horse's trim, done by a regular farrier. He went lame the day after, and many of you said his hooves didn't look great and that the trim was a, shoddy.
Anyways, he's just had his 3rd trim by a certified barefoot trimmer, she knows her stuff, this is her website below:
Bright Barefoot Equine | Professional Barefoot Hoof Trimmer
... and I wanted to know what you guys thought.

This is nearly 2 weeks after his last trim. He is trimmed every 4 weeks.

(His pastern looks skewy b/c he's not squared up, he was leaning)


I am aware he has some bruising in his heels, he's not sore and it certainly doesn't stop him wanting to tear around like a looney.
His soles are starting to crack and flake away, which I have been told is a good thing, as he is very flat-footed and this means he is developing some concavity.
If you want I can explain the groove halfway down his hooves, but i'll do it later. It's late and I can no longer be bothered typing, lol.
Thanks guys!
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    02-08-2009, 08:15 AM
It looks like there are a couple LITTLE chips out of them, but he will live...LOL.
    02-08-2009, 10:46 AM
Very nice. I assume that the pics where his looks crooked is because of the way he's standing, as you indicated. Who says ALL tbreds have bad hooves??
    02-08-2009, 11:38 AM
Man, I know my TB has bad hooves for sure. His back ones are fine but his front ones werent helped by a bad shoeing before I got him. Now he is barefoot but I put him in Boa Boots in the front if we are going on trail.
    02-10-2009, 12:23 AM
I think his feet look really good.
    02-10-2009, 01:40 PM
His hooves look excellent. Only thing I can say, and I think it's his left hind and right front, the angle of the front of his hoof doesnt match the angle of his pastern. Which means the angle of his hoof is too steep. A quick fix for this would to take down his heel until the angles match.
    02-10-2009, 06:24 PM
I think it looks that way b/c he's not squared up, so he's taking more weight on some feet than the others, creating different angles. Am I making sense, lol? But I will definitely have a look at that next time im out there.
Thanks for all the replies guys!
    02-11-2009, 01:42 AM
They look fine but as you said this is 2 weeks after his last trim .. they must be extremley short when he's gets them done. As long as he doesnt go lame it shouldnt be a problem
    02-11-2009, 10:17 PM
Ally, some horses can't wait two weeks between trims and some can go 8 weeks... just depends on the horse. I just did 6 horses last week and they had all been done at the same time before, but you wouldn't believe the difference in the growth rates! All the same breed!
    02-12-2009, 01:16 AM
His hooves look very flared but his white lie looks tight, cofusing haha.
Do you have a picture from the top lookig down the heels?
I would like to see his heels a whole lot lower.

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