Re: Heels growing horizontally

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Caroline,

A full set of pictures would be really helpful. Please see here for what's needed:
You'll need to send the pix to a moderator for uploading:

Sounds like you've been working in the right direction thus far. Here are a few links to some info that might help as well:

See esp. figures 2 and 3 here:

In most cases, horses like this have weak frogs and digital cushions, so protecting these areas as much as possible is a must, otherwise she will only toe walk and get more sore. Keeping this horse in padded boots will be a priority until she has developed a more robust back half of her feet. What type of footing does she live/spend the most time on? If at all possible, setting up an area where there is 6" deep of 3/8" pea stone will to stand around in will also be very beneficial.

Jan 2005, RI

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