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I am still quite unsure what it is you all see to call it clubbed? Please bare with me I am sorry...
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A club foot cannot be fixed by trimming or shoeing or end up with something that looks the hoof in the OP photo.
Yeah, forgot to mention that, that another reason for clubs to get so flared is from farriers trying to 'match' them. Often leads to the other foot getting foundered too, as they try to 'stand it up' & make it steeper.

I don't believe you shouldn't *ever* try to change a clubbed foot, but it is not just about the foot, and if in working *in conjunction with* a good vet chiro or such, body issues are resolved, then the foot *may* be able to be brought down to more 'normal' parameters.
 

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I am still quite unsure what it is you all see to call it clubbed? Please bare with me I am sorry...
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Pardon, we all seemed to get carried away with the club thing!:lol: As mentioned, 'clubbed' just means a very high heeled, upright foot. It's also getting convoluted with talks of 'true' clubs & not being fixable too, which I think that one pic is far too little to get excited about - for all we know it may be from founder & a few bad trims & can be resolved...
 

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I've had a horse that foundered 3 times, and he has that dip and the lines. I'm not saying yours is from founder, but mine looks just like that. He has a touch of a club foot, that actually developed after the founder, and get special padded shoes, ie, vets advice.
 

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My farrier said that "dip" in hoof was change of diet or something that has changed I don't believe she has foundered? Wouldn't I know that?
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Discussion Starter #46 (Edited)
Here is better pictures of Amys front right hoof (freshly trimmed)




Sorry I didn't get the other three feet....:-( I got distracted by a huge tick on Amys neck and ****ed her off getting it off her so she's didn't want to corporate with me lol
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I would love to hear what patty & others have to say about that sole after the trim- to me it looks like a lot of dead sole that still needs to be scraped away....
 

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I know I am wanting to see what is said too.. I will get other feet tomorrow hopefully. But IMO the front right is the worse.
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Bearing in mind I only have 3 pics to go on & sole shot dark, etc... Nice I reckon! Is this the same farrier? Obviously chronic wet has been resolved too. Be interested to see other feet & better angles. It appears the toe should be bevelled back some more, and while I'm a minimalist as far as paring sole, there appears that some more could be exfoliated. If this is the same farrier, given the previous overgrowth, I think they're a bit too... minimalistic about that! ;-)
 

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Yes this is same farrier and yes her feet are a lot drier and do you guys still see this hoof as clubbed?
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I still would have taken more off the toe, and worked more at taking the flaring off, but it's an improvement. The sole shot is hard to see, but I too think there is sole that should have been taken off. Can't comment on bars or heels. I have a "feeling" that the heels are a midge too high still and forward but nothing substantive to base it on as the pic isn't clear enough.
 
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