Thursday, 30 June 2016

Ginger's 9 week update

With apologies for the delay, here are Ginger's photos - my camera has been struggling to talk to my computer for some reason but seems to finally have agreed to function)...  
I think these are interesting photos because from the lateral view (at the top) there are some big changes but the solar and caudal views aren't so dramatic. 
There are some improvements from this angle but as you can see, he still has a long way to go before his digital cushion and frog are back to full health. 
It seems clear however that he is much happier to load his palmar hoof than he was when he arrived and that can only be good for the long term health of his feet. 
He has longer hoof wall than I would ideally like - and also did when he arrived - but as you can see, his breakover is clear and it is possible that he needs the extra medial wall as a supportive adaptation so while he is still improving there is, in my opinion, no justification for a trim. 


2 comments:

Maren Domke said...

Very interesting photos, always love your updates. I think the sole shots certainly show a shift towards loading the hooves much further back towards the heels. Re wall length, very interesting to see the quarter walls that long, but then no sign of peripheral loading on the side shots so I totally agree not to trim them off.

Nic Barker said...

Thanks Maren :-)