Monday, April 20, 2009

Lyra's Front Right Hoof is Giving Me "Fits"



(this is a copy of a post I just made in the Horsecity.com Hoof Forum.  Thought I'd post it here too)

Last May I got Lyra and her feet were a mess. Especially her front right hoof - the capsule was very distorted with severe medial/lateral imbalances. The hoof itself had twisted into a wry hoof. Bars seemed invisible but were actually so huge they just flowed into the quarters and toe of the hoof. This first photo shows the hoof in May of 2008 and in Oct. 2008. The rest of the photos were from today (Sunday). I'm stuck, a crack has returned, my balance is off and I'm having a hard time reading the hoof again. All ideas will be much appreciated. 




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2 comments:

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

great blog! I really enjoyed reading today! Wish i could help you with the hoof probs...we've been having some of our own lately!

Youvegotmaille said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! :) I'm excited to find someone doing natural horsemanship I can blog-buddy with. I'll be back!