Thursday, 25 August 2016
As Becca arrived at the same time as Zan its also time for her update. Her feet are, as you can see, undergoing some quite dramatic changes.
Her palmar hoof was very weak but it is slowly getting stronger, particularly the digital cushion.
Her feet are naturally still flat and under-run but they are starting to get back to normal proportions.
If you look at the top of her hoof capsule you can see the new growth which is coming in at a steeper angle.
The new growth, which is much better, is at the top and of course it will be several months before there is good growth at the bottom.
The change in the hoof capsule orientation can already be seen but this is definitely a work in progress.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
I had a great update about Alfie, who arrived here in 2014, which I blogged about a month ago in this post: http://rockleyfarm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/reverse-engineering-barefoot-revolution.html.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Caymen is on his way home today so its time for his 12 week photos. He arrived in heart-bars, as regular blog readers will remember, and caused quite a sensation with his initial photos.
Today its good to report that his feet are strengthening and developing well. You can see the angle of the new growth quite clearly in the top half of the hoof and his palmar hoof is much more supportive than it was in shoes.
From this angle you can see how the palmar hoof has developed; this is how he has been able to go from a toe first to heel first landing. Ironically his foot has become much stronger without the "support" of the shoe.
His foot is rebalancing and re-orientating and this process will continue as the new, more balanced hoof grows down.
Caymen is a great illustration of how feet can provide their own, much needed support, if only they are given the chance to improve.