theclickerkid hopefully this helps. pick and wash his feet off as best you can. He doesn’t have a super well defined periople curl because of the tall heels, but the heels need to come down to the collateral groove exit where frog meets heel bulb meets heel (i pointed two green arrow at the area in one picture. You’re gonna have to take some bar down too for a couple reasons: 1. you physically can’t take down tall heels without taking down some bar because they are connected and 2. (more importantly) if you take the heels down a leave a bunch of bar standing above sole level you’re going to have a sore horse. So make your goal to trim the heels to the right height, get the bars passive to that (you don’t have to worry about making them beautiful the first time, just make sure they aren’t bearing weight), and get the bit of excess wall height down to sole level. The toe will still be long in this plan, but at least the hoof will be level.
I would suggest doing a couple sessions. At least 2, with walking him around on his new feet in between. So like, take his heels down x amount, walk around/turn out/whatever, then come back and take the rest. This gives you both a break. If you have to do it over a couple days that is fine, just keep each pair of feet similar in height. He’ll probably like it better if you trim a bit on the right, then switch and trim some on the left.
I’m not gonna lie, it’s gonna be a lot of work, especially for a first real trim. When in doubt, leave it and take a picture.
seems like most resources i’ve found group them together in terms of trimming? and there’s like this super big insistence on the hairline and the bottom of the hoof being parallel.
and then there’s this picture (about goats) that has no fucking clue what it is talking about. that’s a dropped pastern which is EMPHASIZED by high heels i see it all the time in horses so idgi
why dont u post more pet pictures
because i will legit break tumblr with the amount of pet pictures on my phone. it’s sick.
nah but i’ll post some more because my pets are cute and weird as fuck.
Sometimes he’s so fucking irritating, but he’s always cute.
Odd eyed cats are weird
i miss our crappy little apartment. it was small and good. i wish i could have that again if we can’t have a house
i’m a very bad person that forgot to do my PT exercises like… a lot this week
take me with you
i’ll be your farriering apprentice/unpaid intern/packmule and carry all your stuff
Dude, you should go to zoos and trim prewalskis, every one that I’ve seen in captivity have awful feet.
Omg what if you could trim like… Wildebeests or something rad like that
YES AND YES