6 months since barefoot - how we doin'?

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    07-14-2012, 05:30 PM
6 months since barefoot - how we doin'?

So here's some pics of my horse's fronts after his most recent trim. We're still experiencing some footiness on rocky surfaces, but overall he's doing okay. We're riding often thanks to hoof boots. His feet are about 2/3 grown out as you will see from the pics where both toes change direction. It's been an absolute *itch keeping the heel on the low foot from running forward. I'm finding I have to knock it back every week or so. I realize club foot is still somewhat too far stretched forward, but we can only knock it back to the white line each time and hope it comes back as the new capsule grows in. If you see anything that could help his footiness, I'm all ears.

Here's the left foot...
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    07-14-2012, 05:32 PM
...and here's the right.
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    07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
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    07-14-2012, 10:30 PM

I'd focus more on getting those toes back - tad more on the low foot, more on the high foot - & keeping the quarters in control. I'd possibly use a 'frog support' pad on the low foot too, to provide more support under it, while allowing a bit of relief to the heel buttresses.

You can see the rim around the toes where the laminae are stretched from & I'd bevel the walls from about where I marked on your pix.
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    07-14-2012, 10:45 PM
Thanks loosie. Ironically I had this **** foot fixed about a month ago. I had everything right where I wanted it. I'm banging my head against a wall that I let it get away from me again. Uuuggghhh!!!!

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