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Lots of overgrown hoof!!

Great little horse!  When I got there this is what I saw.
 
poor hoofcare and trimmings created this problem. no boots necessary, just specialized barefoot trims.Lots of overgrown hoof. Horse hadn't been trimmed in a while. Great base to start with though, look at that heel width and large frog! after trim. round, even hoof wall. lowered heels. more natural for the horse.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nearly perfectly round saucer feet. Lowered the heels to where they should be, took off all the flare and made the hoof wall the same thickness all the way around.
 
 
 
 
This is why I went to school to learn the entire mechanics, ins and outs of the hoof and horse. So I can help educate owners and fix problems that have gone unresolved or just to get back on a regular maintenance schedule. I'm definitely not afraid to say 'I don't know" if i in fact don't know the answer to your question, I will research it and get back to you, but I will not make up an answer, unfortunately not all professionals are brave enough to admit that and some even blame the horse when its really just about the application of a correct trim.
Ok, now that i've said all this, and hopefully haven't scared you off with my rant, feel free to contact me if you have questions about your horses hoofcare or would like to set up an evaluation to get a second opinion on something that just doesn't seem quite right to you.
 
12/10- UPDATE!  this horse is doing great. got her on a 6wk cycle and she had some good wear on her own in the hinds and the fronts had grown evenly and as expected for a 6wk schedule.
forgot my camera :(   so no pics. but next time, i promise.
she's got a new friend too i'll be posting on soon. keep an eye out.
 
 
 
 
 

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