2 year old Percheron, turned out to grow up but had very little hoof attention for the first 2 years of his life. The first pic shows the results of a an untrimmed hoof. The excess wall was removed by the breeder before he came into my hoof care.
The pictures below show what happened to these hooves 1 year of being trimmed with the HGM method. Every trim I followed the HGM trim rules.
Beveled wall to sole level with a 20 degree bevel angle, to the white line or to the sole ridge ( if one is present ) from 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock, graduating up to the heels.
Kept the heel height to a 1/4 of an inch above the sole at the seat of the corn. If one heel was higher than the other heel, I brought the higher heel down to match the height of the lower heel.
You can see in my trim pics, I never trimmed his bars.... sometimes they are big and sometimes not.... the bars are there for a reason and bars take care of themselves!
This horse was sound after every trim.
It was amazing to see how quickly his hooves healed themselves.
The last picture is the last trim I gave this giant. You can see the hooves have nice balance and the frogs are almost 50% of the sole.
June pre trim pics.