Compare this foot with the mustang foot
Heel in suspension
Coronary band distorted
Quarters need relieving
Toe heavily rasped
Hoof does not appear balanced
Outer wall heavily rasped, inner wall can be seen at toe
Impinging on frog
Heel very high
Lateral cartilages skinny and under developed
Remember the owner has done her very best to seek professional advice for her horse and the farrier has done their best too, according to how they have been trained. The purpose of this blog is not to point fingers or criticise, but to try and illustrate good and bad examples of hoof form, so that we can all do a better job of caring for our horses in the future.
After all, the welfare of our horses comes first.