Thursday, 25 February 2010

Recent hoof photos

Here is a link to some hoof photos taken on 21 Feb -

They're from a camera phone and I was cold so they're not fantastic, but a good record. I'm finding the exterior of his feet somewhat frustrating but the key is to be conservative. Looking at the photos I'd want to take off more wall flare but the new growth is tight, the trick is to ensure it remains so. Also, I'm not too impressed with the heels and frog on the hinds but I haven't included enough of the pastern in the photos to give a clear impression of how he stands.

I haven't another set of unshod photos to compare them to, I ought to have documented them much better but haven't.

Just to show how tricky it is to get a good clean shot: