Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New girl Reine - belated but finally here...

Poor Reine has not only been on the waiting list to come here for the longest time, she has also had to wait almost a week for her photos to hit the blog so, with apologies overdue to her and her owner Julie, here they finally are...
Reine came out of shoes in 2011  - these are her feet the day she arrived and there is lots to like, not least the new angle of growth at the top of the foot which looks strong and healthy. 
However despite feet which look ok, she is landing toe first. This has been the case since she came out of shoes and was also the case when she was shod, so this is what we need to change while she is here.  
There are still asymmetries in her feet, of course, but on the whole they look better than when she first came out of shoes. 
Luckily Julie has sent me a fascinating timeline for both front feet which gives some interesting background since October 2011...


More on Reine as she progresses...!





6 comments:

cptrayes said...

I am always fascinated by the barefoot ones.


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Nic Barker said...

I know what you mean :-) They usually have such a head-start over the shod ones, though!

Lindsay P said...

You mentioned changing the toe-first landing. How do you accomplish that?

Stephanie Hammer said...

I would love to know the same thing as Lindsay... I have a half arabian mare with mild club feet and she has a toe-first landing. Totally sound barefoot right now, but I would love to know how to help her achieve a heel-first landing...

Nic Barker said...

Mostly with the tracks - I will film Reine again in a few weeks and we will see if she has improved.

cptrayes said...

I have no tracks, and the key to both my rehabs, one of which was already barefoot was to walk them in hand, then ridden, day after day. It was miles of gentle movement that did it.