Isha has also been enjoying the weather this week - it is so much more effective to swish your tail and bat your eyelashes at the boys when the sun is shining, after all(!).
I've been meaning to post some photos of her hooves for a while but last week's mud and wet didn't make for very good conditions for photography, so they were delayed till now.
When she arrived here, she had been on a prolonged period of box rest and had a clear toe first landing, as well as being obviously unlevel on her RF. I've posted all her video footage here, for reference.
Her landing improved over the next few weeks but the first thing that happened, within a day or so of her arrival - and possibly as a result of the increased circulation following her starting to move around after her box-rest - was that she developed an enormous abscess in her RF. "Developed" is probably the wrong word, as it had obviously been brewing for a very long time - my guess would be weeks and weeks, given the extent of the infection.
Abscesses are, in my experience, uncommon and certainly don't happen routinely when horses come out of shoes. In fact, I can only remember one other occasion when a rehab horse had an abscess, and that was a tiddler compared with this one.
Looking again at the worst foot (LF) - here it is from the lateral angle - the line of the old damage is obvious. It will take time to grow down, but that hoof is becoming stronger and healthier by the day.