New boy O'Neil arrived on Sunday. He'd been scheduled to come here some weeks ago but had been - as the phrase goes - unavoidably delayed. Once here, he lost no time in settling in...
O'Neil's feet were much longer than usual when he got here. Normally he would only have gone 4-6 weeks between being shod but the interval was longer than that this time.
O'Neil has been intermittently lame for more than a year and although he hasn't had an MRI his toe first landing and unhappiness on camber or unlevel surfaces suggest a combination of DDFT and collateral ligament strain.
More on O'Neil - with some much better hoof pics - soon I hope!