Mina has been here 5 weeks and is working well so its time for an update. On arrival she had remedial (reverse) shoes which had resulted in a distorted hairline but its good to see that is now levelling up again. This is her worse foot and the one on which the medio-lateral balance is changing the most.
Unlike many horses Mina had a reasonably strong palmar hoof when she arrived. You can chart how much hoof she has grown since day one by looking at the position of the nail holes, now almost grown out.
The shoe and pad hid her feet pretty effectively but as you can see from the lower photo taken a few days after the shoes came off, she had a pretty good foot but the sole is asymmetric, which usually indicates a problem with medio-lateral balance.