Patsy went home on Thursday, ably transported by Adam Gibson...
...and despite the long trip arrived totally relaxed and ready for her tea! Thanks to Joanne Horsely who took these photos :-)
As with most horses when they go home, Patsy has grown about half a new hoof capsule and - again like most horses - once it has fully grown in she will have a hoof which is at a different angle both from a dorsal-palmar (ie toe to heel) and medio-lateral (side to side) angle.
One of the things I am most pleased about with Patsy is that her left front leg - which was very twisted when she arrived - is beginning to be straighter.
As a result her hoof is beginning to be more supportive, as you can see in the lower photo, which was taken yesterday.
Yesterday, with the new hoof angle visible about half way down the hoof capsule.
This is her right foot on arrival, with lines between the heels, widest point of the foot and through the frog. Below is the same foot, with lines between the same points - quite a shift, even though she has only grown half a new hoof.
I am sure Patsy will go from strength to strength and of course I will post updates here as and when I get them!