What I've done below is match up the freshly trimmed hoof with the hoof one week post-trim to give you an idea of how Nimo's feet change during a trim cycle.
|I don't see anything too exciting here - just the slight rounding of the hard edges of the bevel.|
|This is the only set of pictures where I think the more recent picture is the better one. You can see that the gap between the hoof and the ground in the back quarter of the hoof appears to be gone now. Interesting...|
|Nothing exciting here, except you'll notice I finally sawed off that crazy ergot!|
|My iPhone camera sucks. Also, the dark area on the Week 1 hoof is just from picking some mud out.|
|I now have a new appreciation for the poor saps who have to photograph hooves for books. It's impossible to get the angle the same on two photos!|
|As with the LH, it looks like the gap in the back quarter of the hoof has almost disappeared.|
|At least I got the whole hoof in the picture this time!|
|Again, my iPhone sucks. I would have loved just a little bit better focus for the Week 1 picture. And an assistant. And maybe an alcoholic beverage, because by now I was sweating and cursing.|
Stay tuned for pictures two weeks post-trim!