I just wanted to say that the after looks great. We struggled with a farrier who had been doing my horses feet for 20 years. His Motto was always slap a shoe on it. Well hubbies horse became Navicular (proven with x-Rays) we he trimmed and shoed her according to how he felt it should be (underrun heels push her up on her toes) she got thrush so bad that she could not walk at all. He then told us to put her down or drug her and take her to a sale! I was done. Found a fantastic barefoot trimmer - who did just as your farrier did - explained everything. We had her do feet for all 4 of our horses and the difference was amazing! I then took a class and do my own trimming. She comes out every 6 weeks and checks them and makes corrections. Our Navicular mare is doing fantastic barefoot and with her boots- and my gelding has not had an abcess since we switched (we used to get 2 a year at least) Good for you for looking for a better solution!