Thursday, 31 May 2018

From pathetic to proper (nearly) - Mickey's 8 week update

Onwards and upwards to Mickey's update. He arrived with really contracted heels and a weak frog, as is common with horses diagnosed, as he was with navicular bone and DDFT damage.

Although the angle of the lower photo is not a perfect comparison you can see that his heels are already more supportive; he is no longer landing toe first.  
Clearly his feet still have a long way to go before the strength in the back of his foot is restored but he is making good progress with a stronger frog and digital cushion. 

Improvements still required but a less pinched and contracted foot today (below). 

Mickey still has under-run heels on this foot particularly  - it is his worse foot - but he is slowly building a stronger foot. The shorter toe and more supportive heel are encouraging signs for the future.  

Heels gradually opening up as the back of his foot rebuilds. 

 The lower, stronger heels are clear in these comparison shots - no trimming was required to make these changes.

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