Revisiting an old topic but it never gets "old". Everyone who has a mini should print this out and show their farrier, or if you do your own, study it carefully. It boggles my mind how TERRIBLY mis-informed most so-called farriers are on proper foot angle (owning a nippers and rasp does NOT make a person a farrier - that simply means they had enough pocket change to buy the tools). It's not just the 'pasture pets' that are subject to bad trims. I've seen lots of horses at shows that just make me shake my head. And form follows function because a bad trim will result in poor motion.