long period bad shoeing

HOVAKUTEN Angela Savoia: En effektiv behandling av symptomen är bättre än att dölja problemet!
Then and now – after 7 months orthopedic barefoot trimming.

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!

Then and now – after 7 months orthopedic barefoot trimming.

the impact of underrun heels

16y old Arabian gelding in may 2010

Look and compare following points with the next picture:
– underrun heels
– positioning of front legs
– the buck-kneed carpus
– swollen flexor tendons on frontlegs
– conformation of back and the missing muscles behind the withers
– the ewe neck with stiff lower neck muscles
– position of hindlegs, cow-hocked and toes out
– this horse is not able to carry weight in balance under his body
– last but not least: the unlucky face… his nostrils, mouth and eyes telling about the long during pain

Same gelding in november 2010

Look and compare… and see a smiling horse!
ALL points are improved by short period continious hoof orthopedic work!