Friday 26 May 2017

Updates - part 3 (Jigsaw)

Jigsaw is the next update, again at 8 weeks. I am not sure how the dint you can see in the lower photo came about - it clearly happened at about the time he arrived with us as its not apparent in his arrival photo so it may have been a knock while travelling. 
Whatever the cause it does not bother him in the slightest and is purely cosmetic. It is quite a useful marker though to show how fast his hoof is growing; you can also just about see the line of the new hoof capsule level with the bottom of the dint.
Jigsaw already had quite nice feet when he arrived and had a heel first landing so he has made rapid progress compared with some of the horses who come here.  Nevertheless his feet are still improving and his heels in particular are less under-run and are providing much more support than when he arrived. 

No dramatic changes to this angle as he was already landing heel first, which is what I would expect. 

Its a shame his stance hasn't improved - although maybe I just got him at a bad moment, again(!)... 

Subtle improvements which have come about with increasing levels of work and a variety of different surfaces. 

Again, a foot which is working a bit better but was already on a pathway to better soundness. 

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