Isla will have been here 3 weeks on Thursday and as Steve was with me at the weekend it was an ideal time to get lots of new footage, so her update is going to be a bit early.
Here are her feet the day she arrived. She'd been out of shoes a couple of months but was landing toe first in front and on the lateral edge of her LF.
Watch the palmar hoof, because that's where we need the biggest changes to occur...
Isla is beginning to engage the back of her foot more but its far from established at the moment. Still, as the old saying goes, every little helps!
Again, the development at the back of the hoof is what we want to be seeing. Isla is landing heel first on easy surfaces but her landing on a flat, hard surface is still only intermittently heel first.
Nevertheless, after less than 3 weeks that's good progress and her medio-lateral balance is improving too, so there should be lots more to come.
This is her footage, and you can see that though she sometimes lands well, its not established. In the footage of her coming towards the camera, its easier to see as her toe is more often than not the last part of the foot to touch the ground, unlike when she arrived.