So, my main milker, Sage (50/50 Boer Alpine) has a hoof issue that is driving me batty. To be clear: she was like this when I bought her, it doesn't seem to cause her ANY trouble at all. It just bugs me and if it is fixable I'd like to fix it. She was bred by the lady i bought her from who sold her to a family with a special needs child who was going to participate with her in 4H. They had her for 9 months before deciding that the child was not really interested in showing her and even if she were this is just not a goat that is going to take you places in the show ring. So they brought her back and a few months later i bought her. They had not trimmed her feet the whole time they had her. All 4 of her feet had ended up curving toward the inside and she was down on her heels on all 4 feet. Anita had already made good progress on getting the hoof wall to grow down straight and over the last year and a half I have managed to get almost all of her feet nice and upright so she is walk in the whole foot and not rocked back on her heel. But the outside half of both of her hinds are still rocked back on the heel, trying to push the heel off to the inside, and basically looking horrid. Her left one is just a little ugly, but her outside right is just awful. And of course this is the one I have to look at when i milk her. Like I said, this doesn't seem to bother her a bit, she is happy, active, sound, and aside from deciding she wanted to "forget" how to lead two weeks ago she is generally a lovely cuddly goat. But it is driving me nutty looking at this ugly foot. If I can't fix it I am ok with that, but if I CAN, well by gosh I wanna!!! OK, pictures. First, the front feet. These were as bad as the back and i got them to look like this by doing the same things I have been doing to the back feet: Now the nasty back foot. Outside hoof side view: Inside hoof side view: Bottom of the foot so you can see how the heel is under run AND folding to the inside: as you can see, both toes do it to a certain extent but the outside toe is the worst. here is how I have been handling it: I trim the toe short, and trim off as much of the outside wall as i can. I was trimming off the part of the heel that folds inward so the hoof could stay tighter and not splay out as much, but that seemed to make the folding under of the outside wall worse because it didn;t have that inside heel support. I'm going to try and borrow a small planer from my FIL and try taking the hoof down to where I can just barely start to see pink and keep that up every few days as the hoof toughens up but I was also thinking it might help if I made kind of a glue on shoe with a trailer that takes the weight off of her heel and makes her use the foot in a more upright position, but I have no clue if that would work or if my horse background and my focus on the horse's feet is just spilling over into the goats. So any advice or opinions?