Just want to add my 2 cents as far as how to take off all that extra toe that Desi currently has. One of our local specialist trimmers carries a grinder with her and uses that to get the first big bunch of toe off that has been left by other farriers. It accomplishes the same thing as using the hacksaw as Jaini suggested and the noise doesn't seem to bother the horses. Once she's gotten the excess off she'll then trim to where the toe needs to be. I've seen her do this on two horses and they've both shown almost immediate improvement compared to prior to the trim.
I wouldn't give up on Desi yet either.
Sherry and Scarlet
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