Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Seventeen days

Jigsaw has been here since April 1st and so its time for an update. I am in the process of sorting the photos and video for all the horses who arrived that weekend and hope to have them all up during the rest of this week.
As always, the original photo is at the top and the update is the lower photo. Jigsaw had been out of shoes for some months before he came here which has given him a good head-start. His frog and heels have improved already and he is now confident enough to land heel first. 
Not the best comparison shot but you can see his frog is working harder than it was and is helping to regenerate his palmar hoof. 

Jigsaw does not seem to photograph well from this angle but you can at least see that his heel is less under-run.  

There is an interesting medio-lateral imbalance on this foot which will be worth keeping an eye on. At the moment it looks as if it is, if anything, improving but lets see what his next update looks like. 

I like the stronger and more balanced frog and digital cushion which he is developing now that he is landing better; its a very encouraging sign.   

Again the heel is looking more supportive although there is still a long way to go.  
Jigsaw's footage is here - Vimeo seems to be behaving again so I hope it will display properly or you can see it directly on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/213630593
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<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/213630593">Jigsaw</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/rockleyfarm">Nic Barker</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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