11-06-2012, 08:01 AM
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Thanks guys! He came out yesterday afternoon and trimmed both Sour and Honor. Sours feet are looking great- we're working on one that had started to flare pretty badly and had a lateral crack (I had no control over her hooves until about two months ago) but its already drastically improved and her gait is actually really starting to smooth out again.
Honor did pretty well, all things considered. She tried hopping around once or twice when she got antsy after the second hoof, but stood well the rest of the time. Kept trying to take the farrier's tools though, the little goof >.>
He cut her toes back about 1/4 of an inch and rounded them a bit because he said they were beginning to square themselves. He said she probably should have been trimmed a week or so ago, so that's my fault. I'm going to have her schedualed for every 5 weeks with Sour, and if she doesn't need it when he comes out for Sour, we'll just postpone it a bit. For some reason she had fairly contracted heels in the back, likely because her toes were already getting long (she grows them FAST! O_O) so he worked on that just a bit and we'll watch them. So far I'm happy with what he did, she looks more comfortable now and he did a lot of observing before actually starting to cut. All in all it only took about 35 minutes for both horses, too.