Hoof Update 5

My Tesla, what lovely feet you have! link here


RIGHT FRONT

This is the hoof that still looks the most "sickly" to me.
The hoof has grown out about 2/3rds of the way down at the correct angle (YAY!!) 



You can see the bit of flare from the front angle, but it isn't excessively horrible:



The heel is still bit contracted here, you can see it in the narrower frog angle (as compared to her other feet). Still a crack in the heel, but getting shallower (teal arrow), and guess what that overgrown bar was protecting (dark orange bracket). Yup a thrush pocket that surfaced!

I try not to touch the bars and sole with the hoof knife, that's the fastest way to make a horse sore by over-trimming - when she doesn't need it anymore, it should crumble out on it's own!

































LEFT FRONT:






Better looking frog - less contracted than the other front:




LEFT HIND:

Angle looks good here:


Looking more healthy underneath too:





RIGHT HIND:







It's a work in progress, I can definitely see things that need improving, and things that have drastically improved in the 3-4 months I've been trimming Tess myself.


She has been on the Augment supplement for about 6 weeks: not only are her feet growing out quickly, but she is super shiny even in her winter woolies - I'm so pleased with it, I've started the Trail Boss' Porsche on it too!



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  1. Love it!! You should line up some side by sides for us!

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    1. YES! I'll show the progress over time soon :D

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  2. Kudos to you for trimming yourself. I would love to be able to trim my horses. You're doing a great job!!!

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    1. Awwwhhh - thanks!! I've learned a TON!

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