I now have posts written through next week! Just sitting there in blogger with the word “scheduled” next to them. Very disturbing since, in my mind they are done but you won’t see them for another week….I wonder if by the time they post, whether I will even care about the content in them anymore?
Update: My lesson went very well yesterday. I’m practicing my intro A/B tests. I’ll do both this weekend, as well as a walk/trot dressage suitability group class. I can’t put into words how much I’m enjoying dressage. It’s the perfect compliment to endurance riding. My trainer said officially that she considers me part of her show team which is very very cool. For someone that has made her own decisions about horses and riding for her entire life, I’m excited to actually have someone I trust to help me make show/level decisions.
Now for the pictures.
It’s been awhile since I’ve taken feet – I mean hoof – pictures of Farley. So without further ado:
“Left front” (this foot is a little clubbed – I have problem with heel. This foot appears more “normal” when looking at the bottom than the RF)
“right hind” (do you see the scar?)
“Right front” (I have problem with toe on this foot – this one is more “normal” than her left front when viewed on the ground, but less ideal when you look at the bottom)
I know these aren’t the best pictures. Here is what I notice. On the fronts, the white line at the quarters is weak/not tight. It’s getting better, but it’s a work in progress. She has a lot of dead sole right now, it’s not coming off right now, so I’m leaving it, but usually the fronts are more “cupped” than they are now. I have problem with toe on the RF and heel on the LF (LF has club-like tendencies). These pictures were taken 3 weeks post farrier trim and 1.5 week post my touch up. My strategy is to take as much toe as I can on the RF and as much heel on the LF and rasp every 1-2 weeks to keep the angles close. There’s some flare on the RF on the outside that I need to address (on the quarter). I try not to do too much at one time.
My hind pictures are pretty bad (sorry!). In general I’m pretty happy – a tight white line all the way around, nice cupped sole (hard to see in these pictures).
Her frogs are in good shape – rubbery and resilient. She’s not tender footed. I detected a whiff of thrush last week, gave all for a good dawn dish soap scrub and haven’t smelled/seen anything since.
Any other comments are welcome. My farrier still sees her every 6 weeks because I’m new at trimming. Minx was easy to see the angles on, I have more trouble with Farley’s feet.
“Another view of the scar”
“Fronts” (I know! horrible pics because of the grass – but I needed my nine pictures!)
“Trailer GVWR” (I recommended checking your truck GVWR on day one, have you checked your trailer GVWR?)