Cheyenne had foundered a few years prior, she was on a low starch diet and a regular trim cycle. We were called out to see her to fit her into boots as she was unsound on hard ground. We took photos and explained to the owner that we would not be able to fit her into boots based on the distortions in her feet. The owner then allowed us to take over Cheyenne’s hoof trimming. She was fitted successfully with boots after her first trim and has been on a 4-5 week trim cycle since. The owner reports that Cheyenne is much more sound and very rarely needs to wear her boots.
Initial Assessment – August 2019
Long toes, stretched white line, thin soles, high palmar angle, broken forward hoof-pastern axis, high heels, event lines.
Six Month Update – February 2020
Hoof capsule growing out in alignment with P3 (coffin bone), white-line tighening up, soles thickening, hoof-pastern axis aligned, heels lower, frog contacting the ground