Time for a feetsies hoovsies toesies update!
|Before the trim.|
|After the trim.|
However, the more I'd been researching and learning about healthy barefoot hooves, and the more that I attempted to perform some very minor farriery myself, I developed some concerns about how my farrier was doing some things.
I watched the other local barefoot eventer do her "touch-up" again, and came away with fresh eyes for Hemie's hooves. And I didn't like what I saw. I took this gal's advice and decided to consult with a barefoot trimmer specialist.
After researching and emailing a few barefoot trimmers, I set up a consultation with Sabine of Tri County Hoofcare. She was professional yet approachable. She confirmed some of the ideas I had and also brought other considerations to light. I liked her so much that I decided to become her client.
|Toes nicely rolled. Sorry for annoying shadows.|
In addition to some of the great bloggers I follow, we're in good company in terms of being barefoot: check out this article about Ravel, Steffen Peters' 2012 Olympic dressage mount, who is also barefoot. Who knew?