Some of the pictures were too bad to even post (they looked equally similar to a hoof as they did to a blurry photo of Bigfoot..), but this is a start and I'd love to hear thoughts/feedback.
Bear in mind that these were taken 6 weeks out from her last trim, so much of the small flares and uneven edges have just started showing up in the last week. I'm most concerned about her right hind, which has the least even wear (she's losing her outside edge much faster). For the most part her angles look decent, and her heels/frogs are big and seem to be doing their job.
I believe I mentioned before that our farrier (**Not a barefoot specialist, but a pretty savvy guy**) wanted to throw hind shoes on her to keep her balanced. Since she had only had a week at our new barn ( in the new footing) I was reluctant to turn to shoes so quickly, but if I have to in order to keep her comfy, I will.
Anyway, The Feet:
|she's standing base narrow here, but there are front feet. The inside flares on both hooves just showed up this week..|
|Hinds (I may or may not have been under my horse)|
|Hinds - from the right side|
|Hinds- you can see that dropped edge on the right hind..|
Now for individual feet (sorry for not a matched set of pics.. but the Bigfoot-blurry-ones didn't seem that helpful to me :)
Left hind pics are extra blurry, but oops. Again, sorry for not brushing the sand out.. not sure what I was thinking...
|I've never thought her left hind looked weird - until this picture. The sand is throwing it off a bit, but... man, this just looks out of balance to me|
|Left hind. Mostly even wear..|
Right now she is stalled at night, out on hard grass/gravel during the day and being ridden on a sand/rubber ring with a reputation for being difficult on barefoot horses.