|View to the West|
The shoer that I'd used for the last two shoeings, did not have time in his schedule to come out two weeks early to replace the shoes that we'd worn to absolutely nothing in the last four weeks. He'd agreed to take me on as a client - which I appreciated, but didn't have the time to keep us on the trail.
|No shoe left here...|
Justin told me that the shoes that had been used were "EZ Keg" shoes, not known for durability... Angles had dropped & there were several issues that I'd never had before. Luckily there was enough hoof growth that Justin had something to work with & we needed those angles back up where they belong. The rear toes were squared off the way Art had always done them. New shoes are the Eventers that have worked so well for me, more wear-ability too. Justin suggested pads, there was some very slight bruising from the worn down shoes. I would have padded for Renegade - but actually didn't think of it - since Farah has tough feet & we were only doing 25. Since these new shoes will hopefully take us into Bare Bones - I'm sure we'll get the use out of the pads. He also used barium nails at the heels, with the idea of decreasing the wear on the hind shoes, at least for a while.
|Freshly trimmed w/squared off toes|
|Linda & Count|