Monday, 5 June 2017

Dazzling feet

These hooves belong to Dazzle, who arrived last week. He doesn't have terrible feet but like most of the horses who come here he is weak in the back of the foot and this has led to injury and lameness.
He has a better digital cushion on arrival than many horses but it is not yet strong enough for him to be able to land properly on it; he is landing toe first on both front feet at the moment.
Nevertheless there is a lot to like about his feet and I am hopeful that he will improve a lot over the next few weeks. 
His frogs seem basically healthy frogs, albeit under-developed, which is encouraging as frog health is really the key to improving the strength of the palmar hoof. 
 This is where we want to see big changes during his time here!

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