I had been avoiding taking Blaze off the property recently as I didn't want Joey spazzing about on his bad foot, but since Joey was running laps around his paddock for breakfast this morning I concluded he was sound enough to be left on his own.
Out into the neighborhood
Looking all serene--bullshit I say!
These are Blaze's left front and right front, respectively. Please feel free to say any and everything about them, any readers who maintain their own hooves. My camera literally died and shut off as a snapped the right front, so these are the only hoof shots I got today.
See how on the left front the frog kinda collapses down into the grooves? Pretty separated white line at the quarters?
Found this shot of his left front after the trimmer worked on it this summer..
His right front hoof is FUNKY. It has the higher heel, always has, which is kinda smushed/collapsed on the right side, as referring to the ride side of the photo, below. Also there is an old quarter crack on the left side, as referring to the photo below, hard to see coz the darn cement is almost the same color as the hoof at that point. He just has a weird heel on hoof and it looks like the toes grow forward narrowly from it..I am too amateur yet to talk about all this correctly or fix it myself, probably, but I am playing around every day and I appreciate any insight from hoof saavy readers.