Thursday, 10 August 2017

Dallas changes her landing

Dallas has been here for 6 weeks now and its taken until now for her to change her landing. Many horses go from toe first to heel first relatively quickly but she has found it more difficult and its only really this week that she has started to engage the back of her foot properly.

Her landing was extremely toe first when she arrived and its proved a stubborn habit to change so its good to see the first tentative evidence of better movement in her video.

At the stage its still tricky to spot, even on slow motion footage, but the stills confirm that she is actually using her palmar hoof now. She should also begin to develop a longer stride as she becomes more confident with her new landing.

Footage here, for the hoof nerds:

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Jet's first fortnight

Ex-racehorse Jet arrived here just over 2 weeks ago and I took comparison footage and photos earlier in the week which I've only just managed to upload
His photos do not show dramatic changes but the back of his foot is getting stronger and as this happens his toe is shortening and his foot as a whole is becoming more supportive. 

Of course there is still a very long way to go; Jet will grow in a hoof capsule at a steeper angle and it will be at least 6 months before he has "new feet".

Its good to see though that he is making progress and for an ex-racehorse his feet are changing quite rapidly. 

The proof of the pudding as always is in his footage which is here: