Can anyone inform me about hoof trimming? How frequently should it be done? Not doing it for years...will this permenantly cripple the poor animals? I was at a farm today, and the burros, goats, etc had hoofs all curling upwards and they hobbled ....it looked so bad and painful. And what is this foot ailment called "falen" ...sore feet? Or sore because of poor hoof care? I am from the city, and don't know just how bad this all is. Thanks for any input. How hard is this trimming to do? this farm had quite a few animals.....some were in great shape, but others....stumbled with these huge curly "shoes" that were hooves. How cruel is this? And how expensive to regularly take care of hooves? Sorry for all the questions.