Notes from September 2008
These are some old shots (2005) of an experimental trim I was usingto show how rapidly quarter flare would decend when the wall was relieved.
I was just coming out of my Marta Olivo trim days, and removed sole and bar in the heel area that I wouldn't remove now, and I also took the heels a lot lower than I do now. I also leave the frog alone now.
This mare was very sound after the trim, but I wasn't happy with the amount of wall I left - I felt the trim was way too short. Hindsight again!
But the mare moved better after the trim than before, so it was okay.
What I did was contoured the top edge of my wall bevel so that it followed the growth ring.
If the wall at the toe is at 12 o'clock, I had the wall bevel be parallel to the growth ring from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock, and then from 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock backto the heel, the bevel decended with the growth ring.
Areas of the wall that were flared upwards in the side quarters ended up having a thinner wall at the base so that they wear faster and allow the quarter flare to decend more rapidly.