Ashke has been barefoot for over two years now, since I first started using M in December of 2012. His feet have looked pretty good for most of that time but now I am seeing stuff I haven't seen before, and frankly, it's freaking me out. He was trimmed by my barefoot trimmer on 1/17.
There is ridging which has not gone away, so I am taking him off the barley since that was the newest feed introduced. Everything else he has been eating in the past.
It doesn't look like it, but he was standing square.
Flaring on the inside of the hoof
Right Front. Lots of flare. This is the hoof I'm the most concerned about.
Ridging almost to the toe.
Right foot. The heel on the inside is low and the bar is almost gone.
Back feet, which have been great for months and I have no real concerns about them.
So, what saith thou, Saiph?