Hi Loosie. I cannot get any grass/timothy hay at this time of the year. We are coming out of winter, and there is none to be found...I have already advertised. I did speak to the local nutritionist, and I had run an ad, saying I was even willing to trade my alfalfa for timothy/grass hay, but she advised keeping the alfalfa because the sugar starches are likely lower than in anything else I may be able to find in our area. I still have about 90 bales that I need to use up. I feed the alfalfa in limited amounts, and they were eating through 3/4" mesh netting for a good portion of the winter. I need to use what I have. In the Fall, I definitely WILL be searching for some nice timothy or grass type hay. I have been given a couple of names to call, and will try to get my name on their "list" for Fall hay.
I will share the xrays here when I get them back, along with the official written results. I have started them all on MagRestore as well.
What I am wondering, is he seems to have bruising on his heel bulbs, and I am wondering what the cause of that would be? I forgot to ask the vet.
These comparison shots aren't the best, as the angles are a little different and on one, his foot seems shadowed underneath because of the space between boards being right at the edge of his foot, so it too looks wonky. I am hoping they will help though, in showing some progress. First photos were April 13, 2013, the second pic was May 4, 2013. (21 days)
Looks like very little 'rotation' at all, just super long, flared toes & longish heels. Looking at the photos, then confirmed by the rads, you need to take a HEAP more from those toes. Off to work now & will give a more detailed opinion later, but in the meantime, if you haven't already, look up the ELPO Equine Lameness Prevention Organization & study the guidelines for 'balance'.