Sunday, 2 February 2020

Video clips to measure progress

As Ella has been here for 3 weeks we have taken updated footage to track her progress. When she arrived her landing was flat/toe first (the still above it taken from her initial footage). This is the most common landing among horses on arrival and it is associated with pain and injury in the palmar hoof. 

Recording horses is a cheap, effective and repeatable way of monitoring how they are landing and whether their movement and soundness is improving, so its a very important tool for us. 

When a horse is landing like Ella was, its not safe to work them on hard surfaces but Ella has been able to work in the arena. She has also spent the majority of her time on the tracks which is an important way to build palmar hoof strength.
Now she has a much better landing on her right front foot and her left foot, though not as consistent, is also making progress.

Ella's full footage is here: and there will be more updates over the next few weeks.

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