Patsy 20th Feb update from Nic Barker on Vimeo.
She has a much better landing, which is great to see, but the change means she is now using herself completely differently and it will take time for her muscles to get used to this.
Day 1Looking at the photos of her feet, its clear how fast they are changing. I like the angle of new hoof growth (which is particularly clear on the last photo, after 4 weeks) and the fact that her heels are less under-run.
After 2 weeks
After 4 weeks
I am very conscious though that such a rapid shift in biomechanics brings its own stresses and strains. Patsy is landing better but it will take far longer than 4 weeks to give her a fully supportive hoof capsule, and until then I have to be cautious with the work she does, to avoid stressing her tendons and ligaments.