Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian
By "hot footed" I mean any and all degrees of founder.
So you reckon 99% + the rest, of anything, including major rotation, sinking & penetration are curable? Awesome! I'd love to know what you're doing differently to the norm, as it seems that the 'conventional' mob still tend to hold that these types of degree aren't curable at all. I thought it was just us 'way out hippies' that were performing this supposed hoodoo
& that it is the paradigm of loading hoof walls/unloading base of the foot that is 'the
' difference. I'd love to learn more about why this may not be the case, as you're obviously a 'load the walls' person.
In the question about mother nature's most beneficial healing adaptation I was referring to any form of founder. Chronic, whatever label you choose. What does the horse's body do that speeds up and helps the healing process?
I can't think of it as one and the same. In acute laminitis, I think the body registering the pain of the inflammation is one big thing, that causes the horse to exercise little, rock back on their heels, lie down... thereby reducing further damage & so allowing healing to be more straight forward.
But in cases of chronic laminitis/founder, where there may not even be any major acute episode... and the horse, left to it's own devices in a domestic environment, doesn't tend to heal at all, but gets gradually worse. Adaptation, in the form of growing more hoof material, lamellar wedge, turned up toes which prevents the breakover from continuing it's forward march, and 'remodelling' of P3 do however appear to help 'shore up' the hooves somewhat.