Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Fourteen days

More updates, this time Ted M who arrived soon after Jigsaw and so had been here 14 days when these photos were taken at the start of the week. 
Ted had probably the best feet and the best landing of the current crop of rehab horses when he arrived so I would expect 2 things: first that he should make fairly rapid progress and second that, although his feet should improve further, there won't be such dramatic changes as with some horses. 
Sure enough his feet are becoming stronger and less under-run, with a developing frog and heels but he already had some good structure there. 
Now that he is working on harder surfaces his long hoof wall is wearing down which should also  help his foot to balance as it loads more centrally. 
He is doing a good job of building up the back of his foot as his clear heel first landing shows. 

Again, a less under-run foot but nothing shocking. He is setting himself up a solid platform for future work which is what we want. 

More of the same changes that we are seeing on the other foot, heading in the right direction. 

  There is a slightly different angle to these 2 photos but the shorter hoof wall is still clear to see. 
His footage is here or on this link on Vimeo

<iframe src="" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href="">Ted M</a> from <a href="">Nic Barker</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

He was already landing heel first but his stride has become more confident in the time he has been here and I hope it will improve again as we go through the rehab process. 

No comments: