Tuesday, 10 September 2019

More on the new horses: Apollo

The second new horse to arrive is Apollo, who is a local from Devon. He has ostensibly good feet but has not been in consistent work since before May and each time he has been brought back into work his lameness has recurred.  
This is his worse foot historically and it doesn't look too bad but there is an asymmetry in his medio-lateral balance which is also clear on video. 
Nevertheless there is lots to like about Apollo's feet, and most importantly his landing is already much better than it was. 
When you take photos there are clear differences between his left and right foot. We'd want to see these normalise over time. 
This is a more balanced foot as well, with better palmar hoof strength, so it would be good to see his other foot become more similar. 

Apollo's initial footage is here: https://vimeo.com/358642738


Lesley said...

Thank you for looking after my lovely boy.

Lesley said...

I've picked those feet out everyday but it's extremely interesting to see these photographs and how it highlights the differences. Looking forward to learning as much as I can from this journey.