The planets finally aligned!
This morning we were scrubbing Mandy's whitel leg for the third day in a row and applying TAO and zinc cream so I grabbed the chance to sneak in a few hoof pics.
It's been over three weeks since her last trim but we've been riding every other day for those three weeks so there's not a lot of extra growth and it's an excellent way to see how her feet are handling 9-12 miles of gravel a week.
Here's a front shot of her legs. She's not really that cowhocked, just standing lazy in the hind.
Here I see that her coronet is still slightly off level and she's beginning to self trim that imbalance by chiping off on the inside front.
This is also the hoof that likes to grow extra heel and at a steeper angle, but it looks (to me) like that may be beginning to lower all on it's own. Still some chipping at the quarters, but nothing too major.
Here I think I'm beginning to see a leveling off of the heelbulbs.
(I'm also seeing flaky skin on the pastern and so just in case all four have been coated with zinc)
I do see some excess heel, but I'm uncertain as to whether we should trim it or let it wear off on it's own.
Lookit those lovely wide frogs.
You can see that she's still wearing off her toe quite a bit.
I won't go into as much wordiness for the rest but let the pictures speak for themselves.
Is that...the beginning of...frog slough???
Should I leave it? Trim it?
Poor little Mandy. :(
So that was my morning. I wonder what the rest of the day will hold?