Did I mention Aero's feet were appalling? His frogs have disappeared, he has no bars whatsoever and his heel bulbs are pretty much non-existent. Anja the AEP practitioner is coming next Monday, and I'm hoping she will give him a good tidy up and set his feet up to grow correctly again. Meanwhile, after taking these photos today, I gave him a very light rasp, concentrating on the spots where there was an obvious flare in the wall that looked like it might start to chip or flake.
Here we go :
Seems to be growing lop-sided - outer wall is longer or am I imagining it?
|Last November, for comparison. Left is trimmed, right is unshod but otherwise untouched|
Heel view. The lop-sidedness is more clear here.
Front view. Again, growing lop-sided. I'm wondering if it's significant that both feet on the Left Hand side have become longer on the outside wall.
November, post trim, looking good
November, post trim, looking better than now
Heel view, he was reluctant to weight it evenly which was interesting
Same view, last November, Anja pointing to how much shorter the toe needs to become. I think it has come a good way towards this point.
Again, the outside wall looks longer, but it's not so flared out on this foot. The pink mark is an old bruise, and I think the chips on the inner wall may be the last traces of nail-holes.
The wet is giving this a strange shine so it looks like it's flared on the outside - it's not. Heel seems less underrun, and this one seems less bull-nosed than the left hind.
At first I thought this one looked good, then I began to have doubts. Ok, it's a bit long.
but when viewed from the side it looks a lot worse, flaring slightly at the toe and looking "wrong" at the heel - I can't say why, it just looks wrong to me?