|LF April 10 - corn, sole thin at toe, weak heels,|
|LH April 10|
|RF April 10|
|RH April 10 - apologies for poo!|
|LF - May 11, 5 days post GH, more |
concavity, sole thicker, heel bulbs
developed, wider at heel
|LH - May 11 5 days post GH|
|RF - May 11 5 days post GH|
|RH - May 11, 5 days post GH|
........... "Horses can do everything barefoot except Endurance."
The May 11 hooves are 5 days post the Golden Horseshoe. 80km in two days over a stoney moor*. Although the owner reports it is not as stoney as their regular training ground. Horse vetted sound with a Silver, missing Gold by one heart beat. The icing on the cake was the compliments from the vet on the hooves! :-)
Maybe if my original vet were still practicing today he would change his mind? He was pretty open minded and pragmatic so I like to think so.
* I took this horse on as a client April 10. Previously always ridden out in boots as always a bit footy. Diet change and a few modifications to hoof care and what a difference a year makes. Owner is incredibly dedicated and it wouldn't work without their ability to manage their horse. Horse lives out 24/7, until recently in regular grass livery. Now on a grass track.