Relevante trim guidelines

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Lynn,

I've added the latest mark-ups to Relevante's album:,,,20,2,0,0

Things continue to improve - YAY! You're into more targeted trimming, focusing on the specific areas that need attention while leaving the others alone. Look at each foot before starting and really "see" what is/isn't there. Watch him move - you want those coveted heel-first landings from him. He's developing concavity all around, which is great. Some of the bars appear to need a bit of attention to tidy up the leading edges of the material that is letting loose. Taper them gently up into the heel buttresses. Roll all the toes under, esp. on the hinds. The heels are standing up straighter but need to have rockers added to all of them to assist in getting them all the way. Really assess the sole depth on both sides of each foot. Check the amount of wall that is proud of the sole at the perimeter - you don't want more than1/4" (6mm).

LF lateral: Orange line shows where we are looking to encourage the heels to eventually end up. The yellow lines are following several of the growth rings across the foot - note the undulating pattern and how all of them dip down at the back. That is due to the heel position, so keeping an eye on those gives you another marker of whether things are improving or not.

LF dorsal sole plane: Yellow  areas are along the tops of the bars where they can be tapered gently back toward the heels. The sole also appears to be flaking - you can gently scrape along those areas with the back of the hoof knife to flip off any that are ready to let go.

LF sole plane: Lime arrows indicate that the heel heights need to be checked, as it looks like the medial heel is longer. Assess the collateral groove depths and the calloused sole plane on each side to determine if that is true or not.

LF sole: Blue hashed areas are where to roll the toe aggressively and where to take the wall out of weight bearing in the heels, plus add those rockers to the heels. Orange rectangles are where the tallest part of the heel buttress should remain. Yellow hashes run along the leading edges of the bars that appear to be ready to do some shedding.

RF lateral: Orange ;ine is again where the heels will eventually be. Blue area is where to roll the toe.

RF dorsal sole plane: Yellow hashes are again along the bars where they appear ready to shed.

RF sole: Blue hashed areas are where the toe gets rolled aggressively and where to take the walls out of weight bearing in the heels. Orange rectangles are where the highest point of the heels remains. Yellow hashes run along the leading edges of the bars, where they can be gently tapered up to the heels.

LH sole plane: Blue line runs thru what appears to be a crack that is ready to snap off that portion of the medial heel, so need to finish what Mother Nature started.

LH sole: Same general idea as the fronts.

RH sole: Same general idea as the other three feet, but note that medial toe wall needs to be brought back inward as it has flared more in that area than the adjacent wall.

As long as he's comfortable and landing heel first, he doesn't need to wear boots. Start introducing formal exercise and listen to what he tells you.

Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
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