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Shoes mask weaknesses, barefoot highlights strengths

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Lameness removing shoes a case study - 33 days

Thank you to the carer of this horse for generously allowing me to use the photos.

The first photo shows the hoof prior to being deshod on day one. The second photo is how the hoof looks 33 days later.


Horse is foot sore, but is making progress - sound in walk in the school

Hay is soaked for 12 hours and the horse is being fed a high quality general purpose mineral supplement.

Stabled during the day the horse is turned out in a grazing muzzle overnight

Exercise is 20 minutes or so at walk, in hand in a school

The horse's carer is working on their mustang roll technique

The healing angle is very healthy at approximately 52 degrees and is heading towards the ground nicely

The basement angle is approximately 39 degrees

The picture below shows the healing angle marked up in red and the basement in orange.


Wolfie said...

Wow. What a difference. It's great that the carer has the patience and dedication to help this horse recover.

RuckusButt said...

Would you mind explaining the terms "healing angle" and "basement angle" sometime? Or point me to where I can learn more? I would really appreciate it.

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