Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Look at that happy boy move! You're going to have a figure-8 burned into your pasture if he keeps that up. :) He has put on a lot of weight and shine too! How are his attitude and training coming along? I can only imagine that a young healthy stallion who's finally getting good food and care might start feeling his oats a bit.
Huge improvement for only one trim, and it looks like he has basically strong, healthy feet IMO. Yeah, there are still some minor issues after the first trim, balance and the like, but considering how much the farrier had to take off already, I can and will easily chalk that up to not wanting to do too much at once and make him sore. It's no good to "correct" everything in one go if the horse's legs, ligaments, and muscles don't have time to adapt and you wind up causing pain, strain, or injury in the process. Better to be conservative and take it slow.