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.
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