Hi, Hope someone will answer this. I had recently let my good horse go to a different home and now she has been returned to me. Problem: They trimmed her frog completely away from any support for the hoof. Trimmed from back clear up to the point of frog. Looked to me that they did not trim the bars. (Not sure when last trim was.)What is left of the frog looks healthy. They had informed me that she had white-line disease but when she left here I had never seen white-line separation. She has always had a nice concave sole and had great calluses built up from being barefoot all her life. Is there any reason at all that the farrier would trim the frog this way?
I can’t think why a farrier would trim the frog completely away like that. White line disease is not a reason to trim the frog away either. The frog is designed to bear passive weight.
Sorry I don’t really have any other ideas. Just let it grow back down and get the bars trimmed back up to where they should be. From the sounds of it, she has good feet. They should grow back and be fine.
That is what I always believed as far as the frog. I have never had any trimmer even suggest trimming it away. When this horse left me and went to diff home temporarily her hooves were fine. She was diagnosed with white line there. I had never seen white line separation. This horse has been barefoot all of her life(she is 17) and could travel over any type of surface. Glad she is home again and will be happy when the frog has filled in. Thank you so much for your response. I thought I had missed some reason for this trim.
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