Monday, August 13, 2012


Cheeky boy.

Diablo is a small anglo arab gelding. I think he is about 5 or 6 years old? He is an absolute ham of a horse - he is sweet, cheeky and really quite well behaved for his trims. He is one of my favorites to do.

His owner has been ill for the better part of 12 months so he is not in work and he had a bit of a set back with his trims. We are on top of the separation again and his feet are finally getting somewhere.

His right front is the most concerning as it is quite unbalanced due to long term separation but with continued short trim cycles his hoof  will come good.

As always, click to enlarge.

Flare flare flare.

Note the left heel - bar is wide open, heel is  distorted. This is from extreme separation and flare. Slowly growing out.

Note the windswept look to the left heel - it is falling away, like it is pointing to the top left corner of the picture. Keep it beveled and it will eventually end up back where it is meant to be.


  1. Thanks for the hoof post. Love these!

  2. Good photos! How is his landing on these feet? Toe first?
    He's got a great face.

  3. He was landing toe first but is now landing flat. Progress!!