Monday, March 4, 2013

Compromise?

Well well - this looks interesting!
Have a little read of this article then pop back over and let me know what you all think? (I'm on my iPhone so can't hyperlink, please copy and paste).

http://blog.easycareinc.com/blog/hoof-boot-news/the-best-of-both-worlds-a-hoof-protection-device-that-still-allows-the-hoof-to-fuction-as-a-bare-hoof

I would love to see them in action. I think I like them? Might have issues with thrush or keeping them clean and actually attached in wet weather. Would be great in dry conditions.

They look to be weight bearing in all the right places - sole, inner wall, frog (well, most of it), heels. Is this the holy grail the hoof industry is after? That elusive compromise between shod and boots/barefoot?

I must say I would prefer this over traditional shoes. I hope they live up to the claims.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Laminitic Pony

Just a quick one - below is the left hind of a laminitic pony I'm trimming right now. I suspect he has high ringbone too on this hoof.

Not only has the toe shortened dramatically, but the heel bulbs are of a much better quality.

What else do you see?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Are You a Hoof Nerd?

Well you would enjoy this link - LOTS of photos!

http://www.heikebean.com/OO/hh-tot.htm