Monday, 3 November 2014

Eager's update

I'm still getting to grips with the new computer but so far so good - its significantly faster and cleaner than the old one (it had better be at that price!) and its coping easily with the big photo and video files that I am throwing at it.

I have some 4K footage to play with and testing out how it deals with that may be the moment of truth - I'll let you know how we get on!

Meanwhile I have new footage and photos of Eager, who has now been here 3 weeks. As ever, her original photos are the upper ones and today's are the lower.
She already had good feet so there aren't necessarily the dramatic changes which we see in feet which have had years of shoes.
Nevertheless her frog is better with a shorter toe and her sole and palmar hoof are more robust.  It will be interesting to assess how her media-lateral balance continues to change. 
Subtle changes compared to many horses - and lets be honest many of us would be really happy with the palmar hoof which Eager already had but its interesting to see that it can become stronger yet.
As always, the proof of the pudding is in the landing and how her foot functions for her and you can check out the footage below for that. 
The changes are confirmed from this view - shorter toe, better palmar hoof and good growth coming down.
Comparing her right foot the changes are similar - also better m/l balance though, so this will be one to watch.

Again, not a bad hoof to start with but harder working today. In particular, look at how the hoof capsule is now broader at the ground bearing surface than it was (the walls now form a V rather than an A!). 
And finally for completeness her lateral shots. 
More on Eager soon!

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