Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Remy - 3.07.11

Remy is a 5 year old 17.2hh (!!) arab warmblood. Unknown shoeing history prior to 12 months ago but I think he would have been shod. He has been barefoot trimmed for the past 12 months except for a couple of weeks with shoes on the front while he was for sale.

The new owners (who also own Bertha) are hoping to do dressage with him but at the moment they are putting weight on him and just taking it easy.

Off fore (click to enlarge, as always before on the left)

Flare, long toe.

Bit of thrush in the frog, not too bad. Heels a bit contracted (deep central sulcus).

Dry cracked frogs, owners will need to keep on top of thrush prevention with all the wet weather we have been having.

These feet were long. They will come good very quickly with regular trimming.

Near Fore (we shall call him.... "The Clubby One")

This is the clubby foot. It's not the worst I have seen. High heels, still a little flare to grow out.

Deep central sulcus with some old thrush, long looking foot, which is interesting in a clubby foot.

Heels slightly contracted.

I should have done more of a quarter scoop on this one. From this view, looks like there is plenty of room to take the heels down, but compare to the heel and solar shots - I took them down as far as I could at this trim (i.e. no lower than the frog, and/or no lower than a credit card's thickness above live sole).

He has lovely thick walls! As thick or even slightly thicker than Allie's and Gracie's walls. And my girls have the thickest walls I have ever seen!