Wednesday, 25 November 2015

What happens when you don't trim a hoof...for years...

 ...they turn out like this...
 (apologies for the mud, we'd just got back on a slightly wild day)
...or sometimes like this...
I wanted to post these because you still can't read about barefoot on the internet without stumbling over trimming - although thankfully people are less invasive than they used to be and many are even beginning to respect the horse's judgment over their own preconceptions, which can only be a good thing.
The feet belong to 2 different horses and they have neither of them been trimmed since, I think, 2009 or possibly slightly earlier - so 6 years of no trimming.
I'm sure I will get comments but lets see!

Monday, 23 November 2015

What do you think of these feet?

These are the latest feet to arrive at Rockley - a horse who came in shoes when the weather was too bad for decent photos. 
She has pretty good frogs for a horse straight out of shoes and a reasonably good digital cushion too.

 She had an abscess on this foot before she came so its a bit messier than the LF but again lots to like.

Monday, 9 November 2015

There and back again

Andy, Winston and I were away for 3 weeks and got back to find our horses very happy indeed and enjoying a fantastic autumn. 
There is nothing more boring than other people's holiday photos but its Monday and no-one minds a bit of blue sky and beach, surely?!
There was plenty of this sort of thing and its was a perfect way to relax and re-charge and I hope you all had a fantastic October as well.
Sadly the gorgeous weather we had when we came home seems to be slowly but surely transforming into more normal weather for November but it was fun while it lasted.
Now, back to business!