Well, he is just adorable! Not a big fellow at all (or maybe he is, and just looks smaller?). I hope you post the "after pics" and that all goes well.
Ahh, thank you!
Everyone thinks he's a mare when they meet him. He just has a girly face
. He's right at 16 hands, but narrow. From what I can gather hes a QH TB cross. Thank you, I'm hoping, too
If you're using vinegar for the thrush, I'd just squirt it on with a spray bottle, neat. If the trimmer is coming tomorrow, might as well wait, but there's no harm in trimming just the daggy, already necrotic bits off.
You are correct that tendons don't stretch. But they are attached to muscles that do. So long as heels are lowered gradually(I never change heel angle more than about 1/2" per trim, if deemed necessary) that won't be a problem. Looking at hoof balance, alignment of bony column & body balance though, it may be that left fore *should* be a bit 'high heeled' though, which is what cannot be told just from these pics. So if he's been 'clubby' long term, I'd be inclined to get a bodyworker too if it needs to be changed substantially. Also extra Mg in the diet will help muscles release.
Thank you so much! Alright I'll trim the obvious bits tonight when I go out to treat them. Ahhhh, I see about the stretching. I'll ask about it and see what she has to say as to why she's been leaving more heel on
A bodyworker? Like a massage/chiropractor? I have one that does his pelvis, it gets high on the left side and she aligns everything back up for me. I have extra Magnesium from Smartpak from trying it out with my mare, so that's perfect!
Thank you guys again for your responses!! It helps a lot!