This horse(recent purchase) was trimmed a two weeks ago by the barn farrier. I don't like using the barn's farrier, but he was overdue for a trim and my farrier wasn't out until today.
I have a very good farrier that shoes my other horse, but I want to trim this guy myself to both further my knowledge and to save some money. I'm thinking doing 2-3 months of my work, then having her do a trim and letting me know how its looking.
I trimmed my previous horse myself, but I am still a novice at this.
So here are the feet. I tried to knife out the sole and bars the best I could, but either his feet are extremely hard or my knife is getting dull.
Some of the lines are really shaky. He was eating his food while dodging bites from the horse in the stall in front of him, so he was moving and jerking.
(I on't know why the pictures keep coming out upside down, I've tried correcting it but it wont take. The are the right way on my computer!)
(Forgot to map the wall height)
-High heels, more so on the lateral side. Toe could use more rock, but isn't horrendously distorted. Lots of flare to both sides. Bars running forward.
He was dancing pretty good on this one.
Again high heels, Lateral was also a little higher. Too long bars, flare to the sides. Toe needs to come back and be rockered more.
Again, heels. Also again, lateral is too high. Not as run forward as the fronts, but tall none the less. Too much wall, toe needs rocker.
I'm so sorry about this terrible picture. I didn't realize it was so bad until it uploaded.
Basically the same deal as the others.
So, are my lines accurate? Am I seeing the right things?
And what is up with the lateral heel being higher? Is that a specific things some farriers do on purpose? To what end?