Thomas the Third has been here 3 weeks so its time for an update. He arrived in shoes with very under-run heels and long toes but otherwise with lots to like about his feet. However he has been intermittently lame for a long time and was last assessed by his vet as being 2/10 lame on a circle.
The lameness blocked to the palmar hoof so, as always, its this area that we are trying to strengthen and develop with rehab.
The other benefit of the tracks - and being without shoes - is that his frog has been able to develop. This is the foot he was pointing on arrival and he was also landing laterally.
The effect of that is easier to see now his shoe is off - the lateral side of his foot is clearly larger and has been taking more weight than the medial side. This is something which should start to improve over the next few weeks.