Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
In the photos, your farrier shortened everything, but has made little to no attempt to get the toes brought back. That, more than anything, will help this horse by improving breakover, allowing the heels more freedom to open up, and hopefully addressing the WLD before it gets worse to where resection is the only option. Loosie's diagrams earlier are correct. It's really hard to fix contracted heels, etc. without the toe being back where it should be. How long has this farrier been working on your horse? Toes can be brought back pretty drastically within 2-3 trim cycles for most horses, especially if radiographs are taken first so they know just how far they can go at first. I would be rather upset if my horses' toes were this long with a fresh trim...