Some of you may remember Paddy, the ex-racehorse who was here earlier in the year. He came with a front limb palmar hoof lameness, diagnosed as navicular syndrome, but while he was here he had spinal x-rays which revealed severe kissing spine.
His back was so immobile that he was completely unable to build topline or hindquarter muscle and even though his feet improved steadily it was clear that he needed a lot more help before he would be able to go back into ridden work.
So no sooner did he go home from Rockley than he was booked in for surgery to try and give him back some movement in his back. That meant of course that he would be undergoing a double rehab, feet and back, over the following few months.
Fortunately the op was a success and I was thrilled to see these photos of Paddy 8 weeks later. Emma has been working him daily in hand which has kept his feet progressing very nicely and he is at last building muscle through his back.