My eight month old filly, Marley, had normal shaped hoofs, that have been trimmed regulary since birth. Due to my changes in circumstances, its been about six to eight weeks since her last trim, when I went to trim her yesterday(which is longer than normal). Due to the long grass in her previous paddock, I guess I couldn't get a clear view of her hoofs, but out of the paddock on firm ground for the trimming, and I was shocked to see her front hoofs looking very short in the toe and really upright in apperance. The angles do not follow the angle of her pastern, she is much steeper down the front of the hoof. The back hoofs however, were almost the opposite...low in the heel and long and slopey down the toe. I gave her a good trim, taking more off the heels of the front hoofs and more off the toes of the back hoofs, but I am concerned about the uprightness of her fronts, and wonder why or what would have made this happen within six to eight weeks? Could it be diet related? She is fed, per day, a kilo each of flaked lupins, flaked barley, weaner and grower, plus roughage in the form of sweet chaff (oat hulls) and has been on good paddock grazing. She is threequarter quarterhorse. Any thoughts on the matter?