The horse has relatively flat soles, so the buildup of excess sole was especially harmful and painful.

Right Front Foot

                                                    

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Before                                                                               After

Bruises were revealed underneath the excess sole immediately after it was trimmed away.

Left Front Foot

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Before                                                   After

This foot had already developed abscesses underneath the excess sole, corresponding exactly to the outline of the sole ‘lumps’, visible in the small thumbnail to the left.

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