Now its the boys' turn...
Solomon first - he had a classic toe first landing when he arrived and, like Ginger, had a weak caudal hoof with a split central sulcus on his worse - left - foot. What I like about his footage is that it clearly shows the progression and how his landing improves as his foot becomes healthier. He has gone from being clearly unlevel on a circle to being not only level but extremely full of beans and he is working well out on hacks too. He is going home in a couple of weeks, and Lucie is planning to come down and have a days' hunting on him before he goes back :-)
Solomon from Nic Barker on Vimeo.
With Kingsley, although I have taken lateral footage, its really from in front or behind that you see the biggest improvement in his movement - along with his new found ability to trot on a circle, which is nothing short of fantabulous! I'm including this footage though because it does give a very clear indication of how much more confident he is in his foot and limb placement.
Initially, in his wedged shoes, although he is landing heel first he gives the impression of having no clear idea where the ground is. By contrast, in his most recent footage he is jauntily striding along without a care in the world. Its a more subtle change (from this angle) than for Solomon, although he is actually the one whose movement has improved most dramatically.
Kingsley from Nic Barker on Vimeo.