Fryday went home a couple of weeks ago but my camera was playing up when he left and then I got so behind that he's had to wait til now for his final photos.
He came in bar shoes and the place to focus is - as always - the back of the foot. You can see that despite the "support" of the bar shoe his foot is collapsing at the heel and curling under itself - this is what causes under-run heels.
When he went home his foot looked like this. The line which was at the coronet when he arrived has moved to be two-thirds down his foot - the sort of growth rate I expect in most rehab horses - and his heel is very much stronger. Despite the hair, its clear that the heel is much stronger and there is less deviation at the hairline.
Here are Fryday's sole shots over the time he was here.
These are the most interesting. Although there is lots of distracting bar its clear how far his heels are moving back if you look at the position of his heels on his last day compared with earlier.
Great frogs and better balance, as you can see, and feet which should be awesome in a few more months.
And the most important shot - a much stronger heel and digital cushion - look at the depth from the frog compared to day one. Love it!
Next up, an early update for Trooper who has been here just 2 weeks. He also arrived in bar shoes.
The sole shots are interesting - not much visible in the bar shoe though you can just about see his frog.
Straight out of his shoes, there is a lot to like (apart from the black thrushy areas under the shoe) but if you compare with the more recent photos I think you'll agree its a healthier picture with a frog which is desperately trying to function properly again.