These hooves belong to a 30+ year old shetland pony. Her hooves are not perfection but they are in much better shape than they were last August when I started trimming her. At that time she had so much heel and bar that she was walking on tiptoes, her coronet band was closer to the ground at her toes than at her heels!
As her hooves have become healthier so has her attitude. The first time I saw her she was surly and had to be dragged from place to place. Last weekend she was trotting next to her owner and striding out like a lion at the walk with long, fluid strides. It was a satisfying sight!
|Right fore, still pretty contracted but getting better. The black line is my "cheat" mark for trimming the bars.|
|Right hind, bonus shot of my camera strap|