|Before and after deshoeing, same day, same hoof|
There are two ways in the above photos of comparing the differences between the before and after shots. The horizontal amber lines give an overall comparison of the height of the hoof before and after.
The pairs of coloured lines show more detail. Each colour pair is the same length and angle in both the before and after shots. So the red line which marks the toe length, by being the same length and angle shows the difference in the hoof toe before and after. The green line shows the change in height of the heel. The blue line joins the red to the green, showing their relationship to each other is the same in each photo.
And where did the extra height on the shod horse come from?
Not just the shoe but a lot of untrimmed hoof wall too.
|Hoof wall is longer in toe than heel, tipping foot backwards|