Originally Posted by Horsey and Holistic
all the muscles that control the foot attach in around the knee and its like having a tight muscle in your back. Those muscles then proceed to cut off blood flow with the veins that travel the same path up the leg, and you end up with all of these different symptoms.
Yes, there are only tendons & ligs, no muscles distal to the carpus. I think tight muscles/restricted bloodflow may possibly be one part of the equation, and increasing circulation is helpful regardless IMO, but there's a lot more to it than that
I would love to know what these "landmarks" are as well if you wouldn't mind sharing.
Depth(or lack) of collateral grooves, particularly around apex of frog, a/p(front to back) hoof balance, shape & concavity(or lack of) of the front of the sole, flaring, length of hoof capsule & where coronary border is in relation to the fetlock joints, angle of coronary... I think from memory, Pete Ramey has a good explanation of that sort of stuff on his site hoofrehab.com.
Oh & yes, I have a sarcastic sense of humour too & have also found it doesn't go down well in writing!