Thursday, 22 November 2012

Alfie's (nearly) 6 week update

I meant to put Alfie the Morgan's update on the blog yesterday but was short of photos that were actually visible in the Stygian gloom that was Rockley over the last few days. Yesterday things improved and I managed to take some more useful photos.
Here is Alfie's LF the day he arrived and below, after 6 weeks. 
As so often happens, its only when I put the photos up here that I realise how dramatic the changes have been - and its something I never get tired of seeing. The proportions of his foot are completely different out of shoes and its a pleasure to see him stomping about on his tough little feet. 

As well as the shorter toe look how much more level the hairline has become - and his foot getting to be properly underneath him again as well as beefing up behind.
Alfie already had a good frog and digital cushion but look at the difference in how it works out of shoes. He hasn't been trimmed and this is simply how his foot should load if he is landing correctly.


alfiebeansue said...

I've always said he has never been the same with shoes on (obviously !!)

Krista said...

Wow, what a massive difference.

Nic Barker said...

Now you can prove it, Sue :-) His basically nice feet are a credit to the fact that you kept him out of shoes for so long!

alfiebeansue said...

Nic, I wouldn't have put him in shoes at all, except that being blind I couldn't see how grossly overweight he was and he was getting footsore, which I'm assuming was the prelude to his laminitis. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing :-)