The Healthy Foot
In my opinion, the perfect hoof is the one that’s the most functional and comfortable for the horse, and function should always be prioritized over esthetics.
Ideally, I like to see a strong, well developed digital cushion, a wide frog with just a divot at the central sulcus, a concave sole with adequate live sole depth, and a tight white line connection.
That said, you could have all those things and still not have the horse striding out and landing heel first.
I believe heel first landings should be prioritized, and are the foundation for building a strong foot, so though my eye likes the look of a ‘perfect foot’, a weaker looking foot that’s performing well will end up being the better foot in the long run.