Attn: Lavinia Re: Vertical split in hoof wall
My hoof trimmer came out on November 9th. We looked at and discussed the markups, and then she trimmed per the markups. She said that she was being too conservative before and she agreed with the markups. Mist's hooves grow fast so I'm going to have her come out every 4 weeks.
I have photos of the damaged left front hoof taken right after the trim on Nov. 9, and, as recommended, photos of the three other hooves which for various reasons were not taken until Nov 18.
I would appreciate it very much if you could post these photos in Mist's album (especially the damaged left front) and let me know if my hoof trimmer is on the right track.
Thanks for the update, Barbara.
When feet have squashed down and run forward, all growth is going to push forward as well, so it takes the trim even further out of wack much more quickly than would happen if it was starting in an optimal place.
Send the photos to me and I'll get them uploaded for you.
Jan 2005, RI