|Shoes on too long, toe has shot forward, heel collapsing|
and not under leg
|Angle incorrect, too long, proportions out|
|Shelly hoof wall - lacks quality horn and is soft|
|Long toe, heel forward not under leg, shoe on too long|
|Thrushy, contracted, skinny weak frog|
|As above - the stink was really bad|
|With shoe off this frog was ridiculously|
skinny, full of thrush and really squishy
|All horse owners should come to learn that heels like this |
|Not one good foot on this horse, but they will be|
Currently with sore feet, sore back and a very weak hind end this horse is another which has been dismissed for 'attitude'.
To be honest with feet like that (and the knock on consequences) I think any of us would be quite justified in having 'attitude'. But you know this guy was lovely to deshoe - I didn't get any negative feedback down the leg at all. He just stood there like a proper trooper and within 20 minutes post deshoe went from looking really sad to beaming from ear to ear. (IYKWIM)
His new owner (who got me in to deshoe within days of acquiring him) reports that he has in 24 hours post deshoe started to move better and become much more cuddly.
I'll post updates of his hoof progress as I get them - but so far so good :-)
Post Script - the sad thing is that many horse owners would think that these feet were fine - even good.