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Friday, June 21, 2013

Hooves

Lily's feet, a week after a trim with the farrier. I touched her up today. Her hooves grow SO FAST, and with her on stall rest she doesn't wear them down at all on her own.

Right front (flatter foot)
Heel angles look weird, but take into account the angle of the ground. :)

Right hind

Left front (clubbier foot)

Left hind, with the V almost grown out on the front of the toe.


Left front

Left hind. You can see the puncture wound-the dark oval in the center of the frog. We've been leaving it completely alone; the farrier hasn't touched the frog sulcus on this hoof since we re-discovered the wound 2 months ago.

Right front. She has a big flare on the lateral side of this hoof. It is 100% due to the position she assumes when grazing/eating from the ground: this hoof is always in front and angled funny.

Right hind. She became a little thrushy on this frog  last month, but it's pretty much cleared up.

Their hooves say so much. Looking at these photos, you can totally see how she toes in slightly in the front, and toes out slightly in the back. 

She has stopped stocking up since permanently moving her back to her regular larger stall. She's been fine being there by herself when the other horses are out. 

She was good today; we rode in the outdoor and she felt great!

Lily says, "Yes! Scratch my withers right there!"


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