Here we have the before on the left side of the picture, the front left and below the front right, the after on the right side of the picture top left front and below right front.
The pictures are 5 trims apart.
What is so apparent is the rebalancing of the hooves anterior/ posterior, and front right to front left.
The right front was more clubbed than the left but we can see these 2 hooves after a few trims have better simitry to each other.
The back of the hooves are opening and the frogs are less stretched, less contracted, less weak and less receding up the back of the hoof. The heel bulbs are opening and the whole shape of the hoof is changing.
As the back of the hooves open and the rebalancing starts, look at the toe, a very obvious ridge, showing us were the toe wants to be. Or we can say next trim we will trim to just in front of the sole ridge.
Oh yeah! and the collateral grooves are opening part in parcel with the decontracting hoof.
You might be thinking....these are small changes for 5 trims, but really with hooves they heal on their own time, and for myself I think these changes are wonderful, a great HGM beginning!
THANK YOU TO B.B. FOR LETTING ME USE THESE PICTURES OF YOUR WONDERFUL WORK AND YOUR HORSES BEGINNING OF A NICE CHANCE TO HEAL THEMSELVES WITH HGM.
A year before Maureen died she had developed diabetes and passed out for three days. It was her horses that alerted the neighbours....Maureen told me her horses saved her life. After this happened I mentioned to my HGM trim friends “ we can’t loose Maureen “......
I have been trimming with HGM for 5 years now and Maureen was always there to guide me through working with clients and their horses.
I had the idea after our move to our new property in a more central location in B.C. Canada to start bringing Maureen up to Canada, I was hoping once or twice a year to teach HGM....I had visions of an HGM school in Clearwater, B.C. Canada. Yes I was thinking big....because I saw the amazing, brilliance of this simple trim. But then the worst did happen and Maureen did die. Before Maureen died I would send people to Maureen’s website to connect with her and hopefully take Maureen’s trimming course so they could learn the trim, we would work together and I could give real time support. After Maureen died I felt very strongly that I had to continue spreading the HGM trim. So that’s what I did....I started my website and have made HGM trim videos and share everything I have learnt and experienced. I also offer Maureen’s course and mark ups and trim horses for clients. Yes I charge for my time but my true intention is spreading the HGM trim knowledge. I would love to see as many people as I can guide to become professional HGM trimmers....because this trim is unbelievablely amazing, so beneficial to horses and so simple that any horse owner can learn to trim their own horses.
I still have visions of an HGM trimming school and hoof rehab!
Using the name HGM is in honour to Maureen Tierney and her legacy.
On arrival this horse Miel looked very lame, she does have a stifle injury, right hind leg, but 90% of her lameness was due to her hooves.