Tuesday, 30 May 2017

New boy Dash

Dash arrived after a very long but smooth journey all the way from Scotland at the weekend. He has been in shoes until a couple of weeks ago, as you can see from the photos, and he has a lameness which blocks to the palmar hoof but has not had an MRI.  
From the outside his feet certainly look rather weak, with under-run heels and not much development of frog or digital cushion, so that means he has lots in common with the majority of horses who come here
I will be expecting a lot of change in these feet over the next few weeks as we try to improve his landing from toe first, as he is currently, to heel first.
This foot looks more balanced  but his frog has certainly not been getting the stimulus it wanted so again this is an area where I will be expecting significant improvement.     

 Dash has settled in well an will be spending the next few days getting to know the other horses while he makes a start on growing better feet.

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