Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Those are big hooves, not what I would put in the pony category, lollol
Looking at the hooves then at the soles and back --- three times --- I cannot believe there is no sign of Whiteline.
If the farrier knows what he is doing in terms of rehab, and will trim every 4-5 weeks so as to make progress, those hooves have a good chance of being returned to pretty much normal sooner than later.
The rings look like they hook down back by the heels. I was taught that "hook" is definite founder and not diet change or mild illness. That is fairly new growth so the most recent laminitis events are within the last 2-4 months, Depending how fast his hooves grow.
He will have to be closely watched, as once laminitis appears, it opens the door for it to keep appearing:).
It's tough for you to get as in-depth involved as you probably should be, since this is not your pony. Hopefully the owner will recognize the serious damage that's been done and has the money and will be willing to spend that money to rehab the pony :)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.