Finally this weekend, a break in the fog and a couple of days of sunshine before we had rain and gales sweep in yesterday - lovely...
However, there was just time to get some updated footage of the horses - Ginger and Isha go first today, and I will post Solomon and Kingsley's footage tomorrow.
Ginger from Nic Barker on Vimeo.
Ginger's footage is here. He is an interesting horse because, despite a shockingly weak caudal hoof, with a wizened little frog and split central sulcus, his landing on arrival wasn't too bad. He is now growing a much better hoof capsule which will bring his toe back and give him a lot more strength but looking at his original photos, you would certainly not have expected as good a landing as he has :-)
By contrast, Isha when she arrived had strong, correct looking hooves with a robust caudal hoof (you would have said), good heels and a short toe. And yet her landing was diabolical. With her, I wouldn't expect her hooves to change much in appearance, but her landing is transformed.
Isha from Nic Barker on Vimeo.
It just goes to prove that you can't predict hoof capability just from appearances.