Pictures should be taken of CLEAN feet, on a firm, flattish surface, NOT covered in mud or bedding or grass! Shots of hooves on the ground should be taken from near ground level & squarely front- & side-on. Shots of sole should include a straight on, one sighting forward from the heel and an oblique one - handy for better gauging depth.***
The trimmer needs to be knowledgeable and
experienced enough to 'read' what each different hoof needs. It is
simply not enough to follow a set of rules without
adaptations. There are many principles to follow, but rarely any hard & fast rules.***
**A hoof that is unhealthy and/or different
from the above should be worked on little and often so as
to gradually bring it closer to the correct model, **ASSUMING it should be changed at all - there are many exceptions and conditions. ***
It is beyond the scope of any website to adequately address all the issues of 'problem'
feet and specialist hands on help should be sought.***
Severely or suddenly changing the shape
and angles of a hoof to make it conform to a preconceived mould can
have detrimental and painful consequences for the horse.
I am available for hoofcare, help and instruction if you are within reasonable
travelling distance of Healesville, Victoria.
0400 057744 or email@example.com if you're interested in services or learning more.
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