Asha is a 4 year old OTTB - her dam is Bertha - Asha is also owned by Bertha's owners, who are both vet students. She is not in work under saddle as yet, but is in work on the ground, in the round yard and on the lunge.
Asha's feet are actually pretty good - she is very sound so far (for a barefoot OTTB!) and to be honest the biggest challenge with trimming her is behavoural.
|She is a bit of a handful. :P|
|After 2 days - clearer view.|
Her owners decided to leave her barefoot and assess the support situation if and when she needed it. In the end, she just didn't require any extra support.
This trim is from 19.08.12. She was at six weeks due to the owners/my availabilities. Normally trimmed no later than 5 weeks.
Apologies for the bad angles, I had Andrew (my non-horsey husband) photographing for me.
As always, before on the left, click to enlarge yada yada.
|Feet are super dry and hard like stone.|
|All grown out!!|
|This hoof has held most of it's symmetry even though there has been no contact with the ground on the outside quarter for 9 months. Now, we have weight bearing wall again with this trim!|
I probably won't update much with Asha as she has great feet and her owners keep her on a regular trim cycle. I have been meaning to write about her for a long time (her injury is just so interesting!) and now I have finally gotten around to it!!
Comments and thoughts always welcome as per usual. :)