It has been three days since the new trimmer came out to assess our progress and touch up Tuesday’s feet. He said I was doing really well, which made me happy, then we talked about a few things that needed to change, most of which I already knew and just needed guidance on.
Here is a link to her album of photos I took the day before her pro trim: July 29 2014 Photos by greenhaven | Photobucket
Her feet were not long, at all, as I have been tweaking them at least every week in an effort to get her bars and flaring under control. The bars have come such a long way! The point is, there was not much hoof wall to take, and her heels were only tweaked down a wee little bit.
Nevertheless she was very tender on the fronts after the trim and remains tender today, although better. And I do not know why, unless she really needs a little hoof wall to protect her thin soles. He took absolutely no sole, since there was no exfoliating sole to take, essentially down to live sole. He absolutely obeyed the sole in every change he made.
But she is not comfortable. Here are pics I took this morning. Please not that although her bars still have some work to do they are not as drastic as they appear in the photos. It is mostly angle and dimension that makes them appear more radical than they are. I also tweaked the bars a wee little bit, scraping off a couple high spots and slivering back some from the side.
I think all her foot albums (labelled by date) are public, so feel free to poke around to assess how things have changed over time. But bear in mind she was away from me in IL from late December to late April.
So, two things:
1. I still have some casting material Trinity sent me many moons ago that I never used, and I am tempted to apply it for a week or two while she grows some foot out. Is this of benefit for her? I do not have boots or I would have padded and booted her.
2. Do you think she needs more foot or more heel than her foot is saying? She is a big, solid girl, although way under-muscled, and has naturally small feet.
I know it may seem like I am a little obsessive about this, but here is the thing: Tuesday is an older mare with pain issues, and it is important that I know her feet are the best they can absolutely be, because if I have done everything I can to address her pain I need to consider other avenues. She is already on a daily maintenance dose of Previcoxx.
P.S., sorry those had to be resized. Photobucket made an executive decision to reset my photo upload automatic resize.