First of all- hello new followers, welcome to my blog!
Okay, back to hooves. You may remember how awful their feet looked back in July when I first posted pictures. That post is here for reference (I also posted recent front and side views here). Since then I've dropped that farrier and taken a much more hands on role with my horses' hooves. I am relieved to say that much improvement has been made. Still far from perfect but at least they don't look abysmal anymore. Without further ado:
|Coriander's left fore, the clubbed one|
|Coriander's right fore. Wow, that heel is unbalanced, and what's going on at the apex of the frog?|
|Coriander's right hind|
|Gwen's left fore, the mildly clubby one|
|Gwen's right fore, still a flare on the outside.|
|Gwen's right hind|
I want to note that I took these pictures while they were loose in the pasture, I literally just walked out with my camera and a hoof pick to get them. Considering that a year ago Gwen wouldn't pick up any of her feet and Coriander was falling over on the farrier whenever he had to hold a leg up (especially that right hind), I am majorly impressed with how good they've gotten. Time, patience, frequent breaks, and lots of treats have made all the difference.
Critiques are greatly appreciated. I'm enmeshed in the learning process right now and want more than anything for them to have healthy hooves, so have at it if you want.