|First trim 2 weeks deshod 25 11 10|
|3rd trim 09 02 11|
The horse attached to this hoof had been very lame with laminitis and had been on box rest for many months.
His 'Mum' had done everything as prescribed by vet and his award winning farrier except PTS. He had one last option, which was to take his shoes off and try the barefoot approach.
There are 11 weeks between the first and second photos; note how the sole has gone from flat (it was actually bulging) to the beginnings of concavity. The white line stretch is growing out and the heel buttresses are starting to bulk up and widen.
Just a few weeks post deshoeing and this little guy was leading the herd in a mad canter around a track system (aka Paddock Paradise).
Now he is daily towing his Mum on hoof building walks out and about, every day for 20-30 minutes plus. He could easily do more.
It doesn't bear thinking about what would have happened to this horse if his owner didn't have the courage to defy the vet and farrier and try something else for him. Big hugs to them all.
And huge thank you's I know, from many who are thankful to these two for giving them hope and inspiration.