Monday, 13 January 2014

Say hello to Roger...

New boy Roger arrived yesterday and here are his feet - our internet was playing up but seems to be back online so here goes, while its in a happy mood...
Roger has lots going on, including a DDFT tear which has not responded to IRAP treatment or bursa medication. He has more recently suffered a check ligament injury on his RF and the day he arrived, to complete the set, had suddenly become much lamer on his LF so it may be a while before we know where we are going.
His feet are flat but he has a reasonably decent frog and after pulling his shoes a few weeks ago is already growing in a better connected hoof capsules, as you can see from the lower photo.

 This is his problem foot at the moment and the distorted hairline isn't a good sign but that is something that should change as his foot becomes less under-run.
 More on Roger soon...

1 comment:

Kate said...

Here's a question that maybe you could answer in a later post - what about bars - and in particular, what about trimming them/letting them be? There are a number of barefoot "schools" over here that attribute a lot of heel contraction (in an otherwise sound barefoot horse) to interference/trapping by overgrown bars, particularly if there is any sign of bar tissue folding over onto the sole. They recommend trimming this away.

Thoughts?