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Friday, 18 March 2011

And the mystery foot belonged to .....


Fred mid Oct 10

Fred end Feb 11

This horse has gone from strength to strength.  No more tripping and he looks years younger.

1 comment:

RuckusButt said...

Thank you so much for the recent posts on healing angle and bull nose hooves. I find the healing angle very helpful in terms of visually assessing a hoof (simply as an amateur trying to learn, no intention of trying to be an armchair expert!).

I'm wondering if there is some kind of standard or key to look for in the heel that tells how long the overall hoof should be. I figure the heel (angle? length?) must play into this a fair bit.

I realized I was following HAs but didn't understand where it should terminate. How do you know where the heel/toe should be? I'd love a solid reason other than an opinion that it "just looks too long" (even if HA is followed to the ground).

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