|Just deshod Beg Sep 09|
|End Nov 10|
Apologies for the different views. I just happened to grab the second picture on my phone this evening and thought it worth sharing.
I actually took it because just 20 days ago Grace lost a huge chunk of frog in a field accident.
Note how the same hoof has different shapes in each photo.
Sep 09 is sporting blood in the toe. The toe is oddly square - showing how shoes can change the natural shape of the hoof. And there is a big chunk missing from the quarter. The bars are overlaid, the sole completely flat and the heels are contracted.
Nov 10 - no blood and the toe is naturally rounded. There is natural concavity (grown not cut), the heel is no longer contracted. This hoof could benefit from working on rougher surfaces or a modest trim, the frog has been shredded by a field accident, but is otherwise very firm, solid and healthy.