Only 6 weeks in between those images of a front hoof. This horse suffered too long by a former laminitis and false work of various veterinarians and farriers. My opinion is that such long walls are triggering laminitis and founder. Now he’s able to be ridden again, which is something his owner honestly never thought would happen…
Long time shoeing and wrong angles reduced the blood circulation in his feets. He performed quite well, but his hoofes were growing very slowly – only 3mm a month, and in poor quality. Finally, even small successes accumulate to a big step forward: The hoof wall has become stronger and the sole works well again, so that he can continue to walk barefoot. And look, he’s smiling!
If the hoofs have become too long, it is quite painful to roll over. Then the hooves become more torn on the back parts instead of the toe – the beginning of a vicious circle with reduced mobility and overstretching of the deep flexor tendon.
Much better positioning by ONE (!) orthopedic hoof treatment.