Hiiiiii! I have some more feet pics for anyone who wants to review them…
My horse has been just like ~not quite right~ for a little while, I’m still kind of unsure about my farrier, and just looking to either get reassurance that it’s probably not coming from her feet or get justification that I should be obsessing over her feet as much as I am.
I am working with a vet, saddle fitter, etc., have had some diagnostics and stuff done already but mostly just looking to get advice / insights about her feet and how they look rn. These pictures are from 6/26, she had them done on 6/23. She is a 12 yo quarter horse so not the best natural feet in the world, but also not the worst!
She is in hoof pads up front per the vet’s advice after looking at x-rays which I’ve posted on another thread previously. My farrier had encouraged me to pull her shoes for the winter which I feel stupid for doing now because it definitely made her footsore and now that she’s back in front shoes and pads, she definitely seems more comfortable overall. However she’s been kind of tender-footed after her last two trim jobs which gives me pause, but I know she’s also had a lot of hoof growth this summer being on grass and is on a six week schedule so is getting a lot trimmed off each time which apparently can make them sore??? And she has a lot of SI / lumbar area soreness so I’m mainly now worried about the hind feet being f’ed up in some way that is the root cause of all this.
Anyway please take a look and let me know your thoughts, I tried to take pics according to the hoof picture diagram and included a full body shot as well. Please be nice, I know I have a lot of work to do on her topline which is why I’m trying to address this!!