Every month I document with photos, Laz's hooves.
All of them
All of them
The one of major concern is his Right Rear/Hind.
That is the one that took the most damage when he got laminitis (from Potomac most assuming)
He rotated bi laterally (meaning his coffin bone tipped forward but also inward/medially severely)
So, 2 years later; we are still rehabbing but I think we've made some really great strides in the last few months.
It's all patience and setting up diet, trim, lifestyle correctly and hoping it all pulls together.
I know many of you reading are as hoof obsessed as I am; so ENJOY ;)
Here are some comparison photos from miscellaneous months of 2010
And now, here is from today.
We switched trimmers in June/July and have maintained on a positive track
(thank goodness!!) and are still learning SO SO much.
Learning never stops...if you met someone who knows it all; RUN.
Hoof growing out shows healthy changes
We are still dealing with a flare/crack/bruising from where Laz may be tipping his weight toward
Some major positive changes in that big juicy frog!
Hoof wall is still challenging as it grows too thick and slowly
The sole, as it's being repaired and slowly trimmed out, along with buried bars shows some active bruising and soft spots that are seeming to harden a bit.
They are sensitive; if I push on it with thumb, Laz reacts.
I boot him with pads when we road ride and keep him bare on soft grass
For now; its about protection.
I've revised our riding and I'm opting to only walk currently.
No sense on pounding on a bruise
I love this picture because it's such a cool shot of angle
Not so much because of FrankenFoot but it perfectly depicts how it looks.
Weekly cleaning of White Lightening, No Thrush and soaking keeps it clean.
We are getting there....