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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Starting Point

Here are pictures of Riva front feet, taken today.  Farrier visit is scheduled for Thursday.  I want to be able to track the progression as we work to get her sound.  Think they can only get better!

                                                  Here is the right front (club foot)

Right Front

Right Front

Left Front

Left Front

Left Front 

Will post pictures after her farrier visit and then weekly to chart progress.


SprinklerBandit said...

Pardon my candor, but her hooves look like shit.

Hope the new farrier works out much better.

Kelly said...

I hesitated to even post those photos - she was just trimmed and shod 5 1/2 wks ago. She pulled her own front left about a week ago and had pulled the right front when we took her to the vet Friday. Obviously did some damage in the process.

I went ahead and posted the photos because I need to have a starting point, horrible as it is, to track progress.

Val said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. It will be interesting to see the changes.

I hope that your farrier is knowledgeable regarding barefeet. This feet look overgrown and the medial and lateral heels are not even on either front foot. It would be helpful to determine if she is wearing them that way or if she was trimmed that way. The latter is unacceptable. The former will require careful groundwork and riding to help her learn healthier movement, along with a balanced trim. I would caution you against fast, dramatic changes in trim. Glad to hear that the thrush cleared up!

achieve1dream said...

Wow, please don't put shoes back on her . . . this reminds me why I don't like them. Also I really think you need a new farrier. Someone experienced in barefoot trimming. I know that can be difficult at times though, so if you have to stick with this guy please do you research and monitor what he's doing closely. Your vet seemed pretty knowledgeable so keep in touch with her throughout the process too. I know you can get her sound, it's just going to take time and research. Good luck!